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Blumhouse Television and Ucp Adapting Leigh Whannell’s 2018 Sci-Fi, Thriller Upgrade Into TV Series

Blumhouse Television and Ucp Adapting Leigh Whannell’s 2018 Sci-Fi, Thriller Upgrade Into TV Series

Blumhouse Television and Ucp, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, are adapting Leigh Whannell’s 2018 sci-fi, thriller Upgrade into a television series for Whannell to direct.

The series, which Whannell co-created and will executive produce along with showrunner Tim Walsh, picks up a few years after the events of the film and broadens the universe with an evolved version of Stem and a new host – imaging a world in which the government repurposes Stem to help curb criminal activity.

A writer’s room has commenced to write and adapt the series’ first season. Krystal Ziv Houghton and James Roland, who ran the second season of The Purge, have joined Whannell and Walsh.

The film, which Whannell wrote and directed, starred Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel and Harrison Gilbertson. In the film, after his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Marshall-Green) is approached by

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