While speaking with Collider, Jason Blum didn’t hesitate to share his opinion about the 2018 version of “Upgrade,” and how he felt about the fact that the film didn’t make it in front of as many moviegoers as it deserved. “‘Upgrade’ was a great movie,” Blum said, before noting, “‘Upgrade’ should have been a wide release. I was p***ed about that.”
The producer, who helped bring the revolutionary film “Get Out” to audiences, explained that the concept would indeed get a second chance as a TV show, but Blumhouse Productions was taking its time to make sure the series meets exacting quality standards. He continued, “We’re working on a TV show. So working on the scripts. This first round, didn’t come out. I didn’t get the response I wanted to get.”
Blum is so confident in the concept of turning “Upgrade” into a successful TV series that his ultimate goal is to bring a polished final product to a network or streaming service and get it ordered straight to series, skipping any potential pilot productions. He told Collider, “I don’t want to be in development. I want an order. We’re working on the scripts again, so that we can get an order.”
While the TV series for “Upgrade” may not be imminent, at least fans can take some solace in the knowledge that the producers are committed to creating a worthy follow-up. Hopefully, Blum will get the order he’s waiting for, and work on the show can begin in earnest.