Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman’s ‘Long Way Up’ Premieres Sept On Apple TV+
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are getting on their bikes again, as Apple TV+ announces ‘Long Way Up‘ will premiere this September on the streaming service.
The epic new motorcycle series, stars and is executive produced by McGregor & Boorman, and reunites the best friends more than a decade after their last motorbike adventure around the world. 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-Davidsons – “LiveWire” in order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet.
This is, of course, not the first outing for Ewan and Charley. ‘Long Way Up’ follows the duo’s previous adventures in ‘Long Way Round’ which saw them travel from London to New York, and premiered on Sky One in 2004 (repeated in 2008 on BBC Two); And ‘Long Way Down’ in which they travelled from John o’ Groats in Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa, and aired in 2007 on BBC Two.
The new series follows 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.
For those of you wondering how to get Apple TV+, from 1st November, the service will be available on the Apple TV app via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, and online at tv.apple.com across 100 countries and regions, including the UK. It is also available on select Samsung, Sony, LG and Vizio smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. The service costs £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, but if you happen to be in the market for one of the Apple products listed above, you get will get 12 months of Apple TV+ for free.
The first three episodes of ‘Long Way Up‘ will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, 18th September 2020, and new episodes will roll out weekly.
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