Charley Boorman is riding across Canada this summer, filming a television reality series.
Boorman, a U.K.-based actor, director and travel writer, is best known for his Long Way Round and Long Way Down documentaries of international motorcycle journies with fellow thespian Ewan McGregor.
This time around, though, he’s not going to rip through Europe, Asia, and Africa for the cameras – he’s headed across the Great White North on a bike from BMW Motorrad Canada.
The series, titled Extreme Frontiers Canada, will kick off in Newfoundland on June 9th and follow Boorman all the way to British Columbia. He’s going to have a support vehicle for most of the journey, but he’s also taking some side trips away from it, including a lengthy journey to the Northwest Territories.
The TV series will air on Channel 5 in the U.K. in early 2012.