Now Lengthy Approach Up finds the pair navigating from the southern tip of Argentina in South America all the way in which as much as Los Angeles. The 11-episode sequence marks the duo’s first journey fully within the New World, their first enterprise on a streaming platform, and their first journey collectively in fairly a very long time as well. The documentary serves as a automobile for 2 gearhead associates to reconnect following Boorman’s devastating motorbike accident in 2016.
“When Charley had his accident and I came upon that he’d been very badly damage, it was like a jolt to place effort into this friendship, to to not let it drift like this,” McGregor says. “As a result of there’s one thing very particular that Charley and I share. We’re greatest associates however we’ve additionally been by way of these actually extraordinary experiences collectively. Since then, it’s simply been like nothing modified. It’s like being again to the place we began off from.”
“We had been form of beginning to get itchy ft to do one other journey,” Boorman provides. I feel when you’ve achieved a pair, it’s sort of in your blood.”
One other important space wherein Lengthy Approach Up differs from its two predecessors is that McGregor and Boorman have tried to make the journey and manufacturing as environmentally-friendly as doable. The pair enlisted Harley Davidson to create prototypes of two electrical bikes (since dubbed LiveWires) that will have a greater probability of surviving the tough South American climates and mileage-intensive calls for of the journey.
“The thought got here once we had been in my backyard,” Boormany says. “We had been having a barbecue and Ewan was staying with me on the time. Russ (Malkin) and Dave (Alexanian), who’re our enterprise companions and the 2 producers, got here alongside. We had been speaking about (the challenge) after which Russ floated the thought of, ‘What about perhaps doing it electrical?’ Ewan and I checked out one another. Ewan has a giant factor for that. And it sort of went from there.”