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Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss First Look

Peacock has released the trailer for travel docuseries Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss, premiering on the streaming service May 18. You can watch the trailer using the player below.

Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss will consist of five 60-minute episodes, which will all drop at once on launch day.

Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss First Look

In the limited series, host and intrepid traveler Rainn Wilson traverses the globe searching for the secrets to the happiest societies on earth.

Based on Eric Weiner’s New York Times bestselling book, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, Rainn will explore some of the happiest and least happy places on earth from Iceland to Qatar to Ghana, and in a profound, humorous, and experiential way that unpacks the science of happiness.

The series is executive produced by Rainn Wilson, Dave Sirulnick, Jen Isaacson, Jon Kamen, Evan Rosenfeld, Casey Scharf, and Melissa Wood.

Produced by RadicalMedia, the series’ co-executive producer is Eric Weiner.

Weiner’s novel is officially described as follows: “Part travel memoir, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the listener across the globe to investigate not what happiness is, but WHERE it is.

“Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash?

“Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy?

“In a unique mix of travel, psychology, science and humor, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.

Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss