Upgrade sequel series in development
The show will see the mysterious STEM computer chip implanted in more humans to help fight crime.
Director Leigh Whannell is to create a sequel series to his 2018 sci-fi horror Upgrade.
The film follows quadriplegic Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) as he seeks revenge on the men who killed his wife using STEM, a powerful computer chip that’s implanted into his brain and allows him to walk again.
According to the press release, the TV series “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.”
Shooter's Tim Walsh will team up with Whannell as a co-creator and will serve as showrunner for the project, which will be produced by Blumhouse Television and NBC Universal.
Krystal Ziv Houghton and James Rolan, who were previously showrunners on another Blumhouse Television adaptation The Purge, will join Walsh and Wharnell in writing the script.
The synopsis’ mention of a new host suggests that Green won’t be reprising his role.
It’s not yet known which network the show will premiere on or when it will be released.
Whannell's most recent film, the acclaimed thriller Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss, is available to rent or buy from various on demand platforms now.