Ewan McGregor signs up for new Long Way revival series for Apple TV

Justin Harp
·2-min read
Photo credit: Max Cruz - Apple
Photo credit: Max Cruz - Apple

From Digital Spy

Ewan McGregor is returning to a major project from his past in an exclusive partnership with Apple TV+.

The Star Wars and Birds of Prey actor has unveiled a first look at the documentary series Long Way Up, a follow-up to his acclaimed BBC Two show Long Way Down.

The prior series followed McGregor and longtime friend Charley Boorman riding their motorcycles through 18 countries, from the village of John o' Groats in Scotland through Cape Town, South Africa.

First-look photos have been released on Monday (August 3) to offer viewers a sneak preview of where this sequel will be taking the duo on their latest travels.

Photo credit: Apple
Photo credit: Apple

This time, McGregor and Boorman will be chronicled by directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin as they embark on a 13,000-mile journey across 16 border crossings in 13 countries.

Their trek begins in the Argentine resort town of Ushuaia and continues upwards as they travel all through South, Central and North America through some of the most remarkable landscapes in the world.

Long Way Up also does its part for environmental sustainability by having McGregor and Boorman riding the eco-friendly Harley-Davidson LIVEWIRE while their directors trail them on electric Rivians.

Photo credit: Claudio von Planta - Apple
Photo credit: Claudio von Planta - Apple

Apple TV+ is set to premiere the first three episodes of Long Way Up on Friday, September 18 worldwide, then will roll out additional episodes on a weekly basis.

Long Way Up joins a growing slate of Apple TV+ programming, following the launches of Primetime Emmy Award-nominated drama series The Morning Show, Jason Momoa's science fiction thriller See and crime drama Defending Jacob with Chris Evans.

Photo credit: Apple
Photo credit: Apple

Oprah Winfrey has also recently made headlines by launching a new talkshow format on Apple TV+ called The Oprah Conversation, where she chats with notable figures in innovative ways.

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