Ravi Patel’s ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’ Docuseries Acquired by HBO Max
HBO Max has officially earned rights to Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness. The show initially ran on CNN and is said to premiere on August 27, 2020.
The four-part docuseries will explore actor/documentarian/philanthropist Ravi Patel’s life as he travels the globe seeking answers surrounding all types of questions. At each stop, he’s joined by a friend or family member, with whom he confides. Patel even goes the extra mile to see if they have any knowledge of the questions he asks. Patel’s documentary work began when he co-directed and starred inMeet the Patels. It was one of the most-watched documentaries of 2014.
I’m obsessed with trying new things and getting better. I love fun and I love LOVE, hence the premise of this show,” said Patel. “Each episode truly was a life-changing journey; I learned so much about myself, laughed with some of the most inspiring people in my life, and gained fifteen pounds. With the world in such a crazy place right now, maybe this show is what some of us need if anything for a laugh or two.”
“We’re very excited to go on this journey around the world with Ravi to provide audiences a unique and thoughtful perspective on life,” added Lizzie Fox, Senior Vice President, Non-fiction Programming, HBO Max. “We believe Ravi’s funny interactions and lessons learned throughout his travels will resonate with viewers, showing that we are truly all connected and have more in common than we think.”