2018’s instant cult classic Upgrade is finally getting a sequel. Blumhouse has announced that they are turning Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi/thriller into a TV show.
Earlier this year, during interviews for the critically-acclaimed The Invisible Man, Whannell expressed interest in tackling an Upgrade sequel, but perhaps with a much bigger budget. Something that the director has avoided in the past.
At the same time, much to the disappointment of fans, Blumhouse confirmed that they had zero plans for a follow-up film.
Of course, that has since changed.
The good news for fans is that the Upgrade TV series will pick up after the events of the movie, with Leigh Whannell returning to direct.
The show will broaden the universe by following the evolution of STEM, the advanced AI from the film.
Logan Marshall-Green probably won’t return as STEM will find a new host in the show.
One of the Whannell’s great talents is making high-production films with a tiny budget. The original film was produced on a modest $5 million budget and took in $16 million at the box office.