Apple TV+ said Monday that Emmy Award-winning comedy actor Eugene Levy will host and executive produce a new travel series called The Reluctant Traveler.
You may know Eugene Levy from the recent hit comedy Schitt’s Creek. Or, much earlier in the 74-year-old Canadian’s career, from Second City Television. Or from the American Pie movies.
The point is, the man and his impressively bushy eyebrows have been there and done that. But they’ve never hosted a travel series. Until now.
The Reluctant Traveler
The Reluctant Traveler will see Levy visit some of the world’s most remarkable hotels and explore the people, places and cultures that surround them, Apple TV+ said.
Levy confessed he’s not your average travel show host — not usually adventurous, not well-versed in globe-trotting — but he apparently agreed with Apple the time is right for him to broaden his horizons.
“Levy will pack his suitcase with some trepidation but hopes his experiences might lead to a whole new chapter in his life — as long as he doesn’t have to battle his motion sickness, and still gets dinner at 7,” press materials noted.
In addition to starring, Levy executive produces alongside David Brindley. Twofour will produce the series for Apple TV+. The show’s air date has not been announced.
The growing Apple TV+ lineup
The Reluctant Traveler joins a growing lineup of acclaimed and award-winning docuseries and documentaries on Apple TV+, including the Emmy Award-winning Boys State, Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground, the Critics Choice Award-winning Beastie Boys Story and more.
All told, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have received 155 awards wins and 540 awards nominations in less than two years.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free, the company said.