Ewan McGregor takes the Long Way Up in trailer for AppleTV+ documentary

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Superstar actor Ewan McGregor has been dreaming about taking a trip to South America for years, and now he's finally hitting the road with his best friend Charley Boorman. For their journey, the duo will ride 13,000 miles from the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Los Angeles. That's 150 miles every day. But if you think Ewan and Charley are about to let a rigorous travel schedule and a few bouts of bad gas station sushi take the air out of their tires, you'd be wrong. Not only are they going to make the trip, but they've also teamed with Apple TV+ to document their entire odyssey.

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Apple TV+ has debuted a trailer for LONG WAY UP, a docuseries that reunites McGregor and Boorman for the ultimate adventure in travel and friendship after more than a decade since their last motorbike adventure around the world. In their most challenging expedition to date, the two cover 13,000 miles over 100 days from Ushuaia at the tip of South America to Los Angeles.  In order to contribute to the sustainability of the planet, the duo travels on prototype, electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles.

Using cutting-edge technology, they travel through 16 border crossings and 13 countries along with their longtime collaborators, directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin, who follow in the first two electric Rivian trucks ever made.

Okay, so let me get this straight. Ewan McGregor is talked, devilishly handsome, eco-conscience, and wants to live life to its fullest? Damn, Ewan, is there anything you can't do? Also, I'm going to need a time machine and a side-car so that I can tag along on this adventure. Let's make that happen.

The first three episodes of the 11-part unscripted series will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18. New episodes will roll out weekly, every Friday.




Source: Apple TV+

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