First look: Apple TV+ takes the Long Way Up this September
James R | On 04, Aug 2020
Apple TV+ is taking the Long Way Up this September with a new series reuniting Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.
Ewan and Charley’s previous adventures including Long Way Round and Long Way Down. Now, more than a decade since their last motorbike journey around the world, the best friends are getting back together for an epic new road trip for Apple’s streaming service.
Covering 13,000 miles over 100 days through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America, Ewan and Charley journey through the glorious and underexposed landscapes of South and Central America in their most challenging expedition to date, using cutting-edge technology on the backs of their electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires to contribute to the sustainability of the planet.
The new series will follow Ewan and Charley as they journey through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and up through Colombia, Central America and Mexico. Also joining them are their longtime collaborators, directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin, following them in their electric Rivians.
The first three episodes of Long Way Up will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday 18th September, with new episodes then rolling out weekly. It joins a growing collection of unscripted titles on Apple TV+, including Fireball, an upcoming documentary from Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, the Sundance hit Boys State and the music documentary Beastie Boys Story.