PSA: New episodes of Tehran and Long Way Up debut on Apple TV+

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Tehran continues to be one of the best things on Apple TV+.
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Friday means, among other things, new shows on Apple TV+. This week, Apple debuted a new episode of both its hit spy drama Tehran and Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman-fronted travelogue Long Way Up. There’s also a new series of kids show Helpsters.

Here’s what to expect from this week’s new shows.

Tehran is an acclaimed Apple TV+ espionage series about the Israeli–Iranian conflict. While it was originally shown on the Israeli public channel Kan 11, Apple TV+ is the only place to see it elsewhere in the world. The show runs a total of eight episodes, meaning that we’re now well and truly into the final act.

You can check out Cult of Mac‘s very positive review of the “superior spy drama” here. The show currently has a critical score of 93 percent and audience score of 74 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. With the plot now at fever pitch, the preview for episode 6, “The Engineer,” reads as follows:

“Tamar and Milad return to Tehran and blackmail their electric company contact. Kadosh tries to convince Gorev to approve Tamar’s new plan.”

Long Way Up, for its part, chronicles the journey of friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they drive from Ushuaia in Argentina through South and Central America to Los Angeles in the United States on motorbikes. It’s a follow-up to McGregor and Boorman’s previous (non-Apple TV+) series Long Way Round from London to New York, and Long Way Down from John o’ Groats to Cape Town. You can read Cult of Mac‘s review of the show here. The preview for episode 7, “Peru,” reads as follows:

“Reaching the halfway point of their trip, Ewan fulfills a childhood dream by climbing Machu Picchu before traveling deep into the Amazon.”

Finally, there’s a new series of kids TV show Helpsters. Apple debuted all seven episodes of the show today.

Next week will be a big one for Apple TV+

This week’s Apple TV+ offering is comparatively humble, consisting of just two new episodes. (Although there have been plenty of weeks when Apple uploaded fewer new shows than that.) Still, next week is primed to be a big one. Alongside new episodes of both shows mentioned above, there will also be the Sofia Coppola-directed movie On the Rocks, reuniting the director with Lost in Translation star Bill Murray, and the Bruce Springsteen documentary Letter to You.

Available to watch on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month, or for free for one year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. (Apple last week also added an extra three months for customers.) It will also be part of Apple’s bundle subscription service Apple One, which includes Apple TV+ as part of a broader collection of services for a knock-down price. It will make its debut later this fall.