Liane Henstcher/Amazon Studios Robbie Amell on 'Upload'
There's a ticking time bomb hanging over Nathan Brown's head. Or rather, the ticking time bomb is Nathan's head.
When Upload season 2 ended, Nathan (Robbie Amell) had successfully downloaded himself into a new physical body, which for the most part, is a great thing! He was finally able to be intimate with Nora (Andy Allo)! But, there's also a downside to downloading in that it isn't a perfect science, and notably, sometimes downloading causes the subject's head to explode. So when Nathan got a nose bleed at the end of season 2, well, let's just say things weren't looking good. That's precisely why season 3 will pick up in the almost immediate aftermath of that nose bleed.
Liane Henstcher/Amazon Studios Robbie Amell and Andy Allo on 'Upload'
"One of the really fun things in season 3 is that there is a ticking bomb, and that bomb is the lead of the show," director and executive producer Jeffrey Blitz tells EW.
But even with a bomb taking center stage, things aren't all bad. For one thing, Nathan and Nora can actually date now. "This season takes what was a very abstract and even strictly futuristic kind of romance and it turns it into a real world love story," Blitz promises.
Liane Henstcher/Amazon Studios Andy Allo on 'Upload'
And yet, the real world isn't the only place to find Nathan. At the end of season 2, Tinsley (Mackenzie Cardwell) secretly rebooted another version of Nathan within Lakeview, which means Amell is pulling double duty in season 3. "Part of the fun of it is to see what this split path is — what life and love is like for Nathan in the real world and what life and love is like for Nathan in the upload world," Blitz says.
Speaking of the many Nathans, we can't forget about Ingrid (Allegra Edwards), and according to Blitz, there's some juicy stuff coming for fans of Nathan's strong-willed ex-girlfriend: "I am very curious if, by the end of season 3, there are lots of people out there who end up feeling like one of the great pleasures and torments of the show is that they may end up shipping as hard for Ingrid as they do for Nora."
Liane Henstcher/Amazon Studios 'Upload' season 3
Upload season 3 premieres Oct. 20 on Prime Video.