Apple has revealed the Long Way Up trailer, which previews the motorcycle series starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The series reunites the two best friends after more than a decade since their last motorbike adventure around the world.
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.
In their most challenging expedition to date, McGregor and Boorman 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.
Long Way Up will follow Ewan and Charley as they journey through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and up through Colombia, Central America and Mexico. Also joining them are their longtime collaborators, directors David Alexanian and Russ Malkin, following them in their electric Rivians.
Long Way Up is a new original series that follows Ewan and Charley’s previous adventures in Long Way Round and Long Way Down.
Apple TV+ today also announced Five Days at Memorial, a new limited series from Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime, Guerrilla) and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse (Locke & Key, Jack Ryan, Lost).
Ridley and Cuse will both serve as showrunners, writers and executive producers on the project. Ridley will direct the limited series, produced by ABC Signature.
Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink (buy at Amazon), Five Days at Memorial chronicles the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the floodwaters rose, the power failed and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions that haunted them for years to come.
Sheri Fink will executive produce alongside Ridley and Cuse.