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Peacock orders travel docuseries “Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss”

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock has ordered a new documentary series, Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss, featuring the former star of The Office. Based on Eric Weiner’s New York Times ...
May 5, 2022

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock has ordered a new documentary series, Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss, featuring the former star of The Office.

Based on Eric Weiner’s New York Times bestseller The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, the six-part series will follow Wilson (pictured) as he crosses the globe searching for the secrets of the world’s happiest — and least happiest — places. From Iceland and Ghana to the United Arab Emirates and Japan, the series will explore how changing location and perspective can change your life. The docuseries is described as a deeply personal journey for Wilson, who has himself struggled with mental health.

Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss is produced by RadicalMedia. Executive producers are Wilson, Dave Sirulnick, Jen Isaacson, Jon Kamen, Evan Rosenfeld, Casey Scharf and showrunner Melissa Wood, along with co-executive producer Eric Weiner.

Photo by Chris Heltai

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