Ewan McGregor motorcycle odyssey zooms toward Apple TV+

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‘Long Way Up’ premiers on Apple TV+ on September 18
Long Way Up is just a couple of guys out for a 13,000 mile ride.
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Ewan McGregor and his buddy Charley Boorman took a little motorcycle ride — a mere 13,000 miles over 100 days. They went through 16 border crossings and 13 countries, starting from the city of Ushuaia at the tip of South America.

Their epic journey is the subject of Long Way Up, a series that launches on Apple TV+ in September.

Explore Central and South America via motorcycle in Long Way Up on Apple TV+

McGregor and Boorman used cutting-edge technology on the backs of electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires to travel across two continents. Their trip passed through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and up through Colombia, Central America and Mexico.

This isn’t the first long motorbike drive the pair took together, but it’s the first in more than a decade. Previously, they made Long Way Round as they drove from London to New York City, and Long Way Down goes through Africa.

The first three episodes of their latest adventure, Long Way Up, will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18, and new episodes will roll out weekly.

Watching it will require a $4.99 monthly subscription to Apple’s streaming video service, but anyone who recently bought a new Apple device can enjoy TV+ for a year. There are currently more than 30 shows or movies available or coming soon.

That includes other unscripted shows, Beastie Boys Story, which was recently nominated for five Emmys. In development are Werner Herzog’s Fireball, and Boys State.

Source: Apple