Almost a year ago, we at MotoPinas.com published an article about Charlie Boorman hinting that another Long Way... series is already in the works with Ewan McGregor. Though it was possibly intended as a joke at the time.
A few days ago, it seems that jokes are really half-meant as the duo are in fact already working on a follow-up to the their Long Way Round and Long Way Down Series – Long Way Up.
The series that started it all, Long Way Round, first aired in 2004. It chronicles Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s 31,000-kilometer adventure from London to New York through Europe, Northern Asia and the USA. The Long Way Down in 2007 was their 24,000-kilometer journey from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa.
Nick and Charlie talk about Long Way Up at 2:02
So where is the Long Way Up going to take place? Boorman, during a recorded interview with Bremont Watches co-founder Nick English at the Bike Shed Motorcycle Show, said that he's been working on Long Way Up and that “it's for sure” with Ewan McGregor.
Their new adventure will start from South America, up through Central America and finally to the USA. When asked when the production will start, Boorman confirmed that it will begin in a few month's time.
They will also add a few surprises in the upcoming series Boorman says, “we're not gonna do it traditionally. There's gonna be a little twist."