The television series “Up Here,” produced by 20th Television, has been canceled after its first season, and will not be coming back for a second season. Initially launched on Hulu earlier this year, it was also distributed as a Star Original on Star+ for Latin American viewers and on Disney+ for global audiences.
Despite the series’ mixed reception and a modest 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes at its debut, we found it enjoyable. You can check out our perspective in our detailed review linked here.
The show is a musical romantic comedy set in New York City in the waning days of 1999, following the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, as they fall in love – and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves – and the treacherous world of memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that live inside their heads.
The eight-episode series comes from Tony-winning playwright Steven Levenson (tick, tick… BOOM!), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show, My Name Is Earl), Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail and Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen, WandaVision).
Mae Whitman (Good Girls) and Carlos Valdes (Gaslit) lead the all star cast.
Although not officially confirmed, Disney has recently been following a trend of removing canceled shows from its platforms, Hulu and Disney+, as a cost-saving strategy. As such, if “Up Here” piques your interest, we suggest you consider watching it at your earliest convenience.