Ewan McGregor is back for another motorcycle road trip adventure with his best friend Charley Boorman in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Long Way Up. These guys are no strangers to embarking on motorcycle road trips, they also rode their bikes on the British TV series Long Way Round and Long Way Down.
In Long Way Up, McGregor and Boorman cover “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 prototype electric Harley-Davidsons in order 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 trip will come to an end in Los Angeles.
In Long Way Round, the pair traveled from London to New York City on motorcycles. In Long Way Down, they rode from “John o’ Groats in Scotland through eighteen countries in Europe and Africa to Cape Town in South Africa.”
The first three episodes of the 11-part series premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18. That will be followed by new episodes every Friday.