20th Television is currently developing a brand new musical romantic comedy series called “Up Here”.
“Up Here” is set in New York City in the waning days of 1999. It follows the extraordinary story of one ordinary couple, Lindsay and Miguel, 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 lives inside their heads.
The series is going to star Mae Whitman and Deadline has revealed that Carlos Valdes has joined the cast and will be playing the role of Miguel, who is described as sensitive and thoughtful, with an artistic sensibility and a romantic streak. Miguel has always struggled with the feeling that he doesn’t quite belong. But after a cataclysmic breakup, Miguel has decided to reinvent himself, burying his feelings and ditching a promising career as a video game concept artist for the lucrative world of investment banking, determined never to get hurt again.
Carlos Valdes has previously starred in “Gaslit” and the CW DC series, “The Flash”, “Arrow”, “Legends of Tomorrow”, and “Supergirl”.
The series has been written by Steven Levenson and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel. It will be directed by Thomas Kail. This series will feature some original songs created by Frozen’s Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Robert Lopez, who is also writing the series. They will also all be executive producers on the show, along with Jennifer Todd, with Erica Kay serving as a co-executive producer.
Production is due to begin this summer in New York.
Hulu has given the project an eight-episode straight-to-order and we should also expect to see the series released as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ internationally.