It is 2033 and the world has moved on so much that when you're on the brink of death you can choose to Upload your consciousness to a virtual after life.
From there you can still see your loved ones, who in turn can visit you using AI and Virtual reality and keeping all of your memories, you get to exist for infinity.
The twist is that the Upload process is quite pricey so the more money you have the better the heaven world you get to choose.
If you can't afford it then you are out of luck and you die in the normal way.
Party boy Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell) seemingly has it all. He is young, good looking, has a beautiful and wealthy girlfriend, Ingrid Kannerman, and things couldn't be going better.
He even has a solid business plan to develop an Upload system that would be free for everybody in the world to use.
Then he gets into a self driving car crash and on the brink of death, his girlfriend (Allegra Edwards) uploads him to Lakeview, a prestigious, very expensive digital after life.
The problem is that Nathan doesn't really want to be there. Every aspect of his existence is at Ingrid's whim and given that he was about to break up with her, things get awkward quickly.
In the real world, Lakeview is run by a company called Horizen. And at Horizen, down to earth Nora Antony (Andy Allo) has been assigned to Nathan as his ‘Angel' which is a fancy term for a customer service rep.
During the process of creating his avatar, Nora discovers that some of Nathan's memories have been corrupted. It soon becomes clear that Nathan may in fact have been murdered.
But who would want to kill him? If only he could remember. And so begins the process to recover Nathan's missing memories, as he and Nora grow ever closer in this really funny sci fi comedy from Amazon Prime Video.
Is Upload, Amazon Prime, Worth Watching?
There really is a lot to love about Upload. The tv series was created by Emmy winning Greg Daniels, a producer and writer, known for The Office and Parks and Recreation so there's a specific style of dry wit and comedy involved.
The concept is really well thought out and the special effects are amazing and seamless, turning the whole idea of an afterlife on its head.
Upload has it all – a unique concept, brilliant script, a budding romance, a whodunnit mystery and plenty of funny characters and scenes, especially when Nathan attends his own funeral.
It is a very, very clever show and well worth watching.
Upload Second Season
The first season of Upload ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. We didn't quite get to find out who killed Nathan but with his memories restored we at least knew why.
And then there's Ingrid. Poor Ingrid. She may be rich and a little bit shallow but she loves Nathan or at least the idea of him.
So much so that despite getting dumped by him she still wants to Upload and spend eternity with him.
That storyline plays out in Upload season 2 along with Nora trying to find out who killed Nathan.
The good news is that season two is now out on Amazon Prime Video however, there are only seven episodes in this season.
Cast Of Upload, Prime Video
Robbie Amell as Nathan Brown, a newly deceased computer programmer who is uploaded to the digital afterlife Lakeview.
Andy Allo as Nora Antony, a living woman who is Nathan's handler in his afterlife
Allegra Edwards as Ingrid Kannerman, Nathan's girlfriend
Zainab Johnson (100 Humans) as Aleesha, Nora's coworker who is Luke's handler
Kevin Bigley as Luke, a former army corporal and another resident of Lakeview who befriends Nathan
Josh Banday as Ivan, Nora's coworker
Owen Daniels as A.I. Guy, an employee at Lakeview who serves multiple functions
Andrea Rosen as Lucy, Nora and Aleesha's boss at Horizen
Jordan Johnson-Hinds as Jamie, Nathan's best friend and business partner
Chloe Coleman as Nevaeh, Nathan's niece
Barclay Hope as Oliver Kannerman, Ingrid's father