Up Here, the romantic comedy musical series, premiered on Hulu with a star-studded team of songwriters and a talented cast. With Season 1 concluded, fans are curious whether Hulu plans to renew the show for a second season or cancel it altogether.
The Creative Team
The show’s creators, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, are the same duos behind the music of Frozen and WandaVision. They also provided original songs for Up Here, and Steven Levenson and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel wrote the episodes. Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton, helmed the series.
Set in New York City at the end of 1999, the series follows the story of Lindsay, a writer played by Mae Whitman, and Miguel, a banker played by Carlos Valdes, navigating their careers and love lives. While they fall for each other, their inner doubts and opinions, personified as fully-formed imaginary friends, cause complications. The characters break out into songs and dance to add to the show’s uniqueness.
Currently, Hulu has not made any announcements about the show’s future. Up Here is the first-ever musical series by the streaming platform, boasting a brilliant cast and crew. While it seemed like a surefire hit on paper, the show’s reviews have been mixed, with some criticizing the series’s execution.
The Future of Up Here
While critical consensus plays a significant role in a show’s fate, fan support often tips the scales. Up Here has a few positives that make it worth watching, and the series finale hints at more to come. If the show’s fan base grows enough, there is a high likelihood of renewal.
“As long as the show garners a big enough fan base, I would not be surprised to see Up Here renewed for a second outing. As always, we will keep you posted on any updates in the pending renewal of Up Here.”
The fate of Up Here’s renewal remains uncertain. However, with the talent behind the show and the musical genre’s increasing popularity, a renewal for a second season is highly possible. Fans of the show can keep their fingers crossed and hope for Hulu to announce its decision soon.