The trailer for Rainn Wilson’s new journey present would possibly make you join Peacock

I interviewed Rainn Wilson a number of years in the past, within the mid-2010s, and might testify firsthand that — however his manic, lovably oddball humorousness — he’s one of the crucial considerate and attention-grabbing topics I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing about. And also you don’t even should take my phrase for it, both. There was at all times a deceptiveness to his humor on The Workplace that blended, for instance, slapstick with pathos when the event referred to as for it. And we’re set to get extra of that subsequent month, together with his new journey present that’s coming to Peacock — Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss — which appears to be like completely elegant.

The Peacock streaming service is much more attention-grabbing than folks in my occupation have a tendency to provide it credit score for, and reveals like this one are only one instance of why. The 5-episode present, which Wilson will host and which debuts on Might 18, is predicated on Eric Weiner’s New York Occasions bestselling ebook The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Seek for the Happiest Locations within the World. In it, the actor will traverse the globe in quest of the secrets and techniques behind — I do know, it most likely sounds hokey — however the happiest locations on earth.

He’ll be touring from Qatar to Ghana, taking a better take a look at each glad and sad societies, in what Peacock guarantees shall be a “profound, humorous, and experiential method that unpacks the science of happiness.”

This sequence is produced by RadicalMedia, and the 5 episodes will every be 60 minutes lengthy.

To my level above, about what I suppose you would describe because the Tao of Rainn, he’s additionally at the moment on a ebook tour for the time being selling his new Soul Increase: Why We Want a Non secular Revolution. It “explores the problem-solving advantages that spirituality provides us to create options for an more and more difficult world.”

All of which is to say: It makes all of the sense on the planet to me that Peacock would resolve to provide Wilson a journey present a couple of literal seek for happiness. “I grew up as a big-headed child in Seattle,” Wilson says in a voiceover in the course of the newly launched trailer for the sequence. “Ultimately, I landed in Los Angeles as assistant to the regional supervisor. But, for all my success, you suppose I’d be happier.

“In contrast to so many others, I battle to search out true pleasure … happiness is on the market, hiding in a few of the locations you’d least count on. What I wish to know is … which locations?”