PSA: New episodes of Tehran, Long Way Up, more on Apple TV+

Tehran Episode 6
Tehran may be Apple’s most compelling show to date.
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It’s Friday, which means new content on Apple TV+, ready and waiting for the weekend. This week, Apple dropped new episodes of Tehran, Long Way Up and The Oprah Conversation.

Here’s what to expect.

Tehran is the acclaimed Apple TV+ espionage series about the Israeli–Iranian conflict. It was created for the Israeli public channel Kan 11, but Apple TV+ is the only place to see it elsewhere in the world. Check out Cult of Mac‘s review of the “superior spy drama” here.

The preview for episode 5, “The Other Iran,” reads as follows:

“At an underground rave with Milad and the other commune members, Tamar must prove her loyalty. Franz and Tabrizi reach a boiling point.”

Meanwhile, Long Way Up is a show in which actor Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman drive from Ushuaia in Argentina through South and Central America to Los Angeles in the United States. The show is a follow-up to McGregor and Boorman’s previous (non-Apple TV+) series Long Way Round from London to New York, and Long Way Down from John o’ Groats to Cape Town. You can read Cult of Mac‘s review of the show here. The preview for episode 6, “Bolivia,” reads as follows:

“The struggle in the extraordinary Bolivian desert continues. Ewan and Charley stay in a hotel made entirely out of salt before riding to La Paz.”

Finally, there’s a new two-parter featuring Oprah Winfrey in conversation with the author Isabel Wilkerson. The preview for the episodes of The Oprah Conversation read as follow:

“Oprah, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, and a panel of readers discuss the concept that America is built on a caste system. … [Readers then] share stories of how the themes explored in Wilkerson’s book resonate with their lives and experiences.”

Available to watch on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month, or for free for one year if you buy a new iPad, iPhone, Mac or Apple TV. (Apple this week also added an extra three months for customers.) It will also be part of Apple’s bundle subscription service Apple One, which includes Apple TV+ as part of a broader collection of services for a knock-down price. It will make its debut later this fall.