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Packed to the Rafters star Jessica McNamee returns to Aussie TV

Packed for the Rafters' favourite, Jessica McNamee has joined the cast of the second season of Tim Michin's Foxtel series Upright.  Photographed in June

Packed for Rafters star Jessica McNamee returns to Aussie TV for new Foxtel series after working in Hollywood for nearly a decade

Packed for the Rafters’ favourite, Jessica McNamee has joined the cast of the second season of Tim Michin’s Foxtel series Upright.

It will be the 36-year-old actress’ first time doing a Down Under series in eight years, news.com.au reports.

His last Australian show was the ABC drama The Times of Our Lives in 2014.

Packed for the Rafters' favourite, Jessica McNamee has joined the cast of the second season of Tim Michin's Foxtel series Upright.  Photographed in June

Packed for the Rafters’ favourite, Jessica McNamee has joined the cast of the second season of Tim Michin’s Foxtel series Upright. Photographed in June

Since then, the beauty has appeared in the American series Sirens and in the action blockbuster Mortal Kombat.

The former Home and Away star also appeared in the buddy comedy Chips and the drama Battle of the Sexes, where she played tennis champion Margaret Court.

Upright, created by Chris Taylor of The Chaser’s War on Everything, is a comedy-drama about the adventures of two misfits who meet in the desert.

One character is played by musician-comedian Tim Michin, while Milly Alcock (House of the Dragon) plays the other.

Australian showbiz icon Noni Hazelhurst will also appear alongside Babadook actress Hayley McElhinney and Harrow favorite Darren Gilshenan.

Upright, created by Chris Taylor of The Chaser's War on Everything, is a comedy-drama about the adventures of two misfits who meet in the desert.  It stars Tim Michin and Milly Alcock (pictured together)

Upright, created by Chris Taylor of The Chaser’s War on Everything, is a comedy-drama about the adventures of two misfits who meet in the desert. It stars Tim Michin and Milly Alcock (pictured together)

Foxtel has also announced that former Neighbors stars Tom Budge and Travis Cotton, as well as Janet King favorite Anita Hegh, will join the cast for season 2.

Originally airing in 2019, the first season of Upright followed Lucky (Minchin) and Meg (Alcock) as they dragged an upright piano across Australia.

No plot details have yet been revealed for the new season, although the producers have confirmed that Lucky and Meg will be hitting the road in North Queensland.

Jessica appeared in the action blockbuster Mortal Kombat (pictured)

Jessica appeared in the action blockbuster Mortal Kombat (pictured)

Meanwhile, Tim Minchin has received accolades for his role on the show.

The popular comedian spent a decade in London and Los Angeles, where he found success writing the Broadway hit Matilda, based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name.

Upright will screen on Foxtel with a premiere date yet to be announced.

The beauty shot to fame as Sammy in Packed to the Rafters (pictured)

The beauty shot to fame as Sammy in Packed to the Rafters (pictured)

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