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Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness: Everything We Know

August 26, 2020
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‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’ is a buddy docuseries that follows the titular host as he travels across the world, seeking answers to life’s burning questions. Exploring themes of culture and tradition in different communities, the show explains how these elements affect our lifestyle as well. Charming and yet, packed with a lot of heart and information, ‘Pursuit of Happiness’, which was originally commissioned by CNN, is one of the top highlights for HBO Max’s summer line-up. If you wish to know more about the series, you have reached the right place!

Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness Season 1 Release Date:

‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’ season 1 will release on August 27, 2020, on HBO Max. It consists of four episodes.

Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness Host

As the name suggests, ‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’ is hosted by the titular actor, documentarian, and philanthropist. Patel rose to fame as one of the directors and stars in ‘Meet the Patels’, which progressed to become one of the most-watched documentaries of 2014. His acting credits include appearances in ‘Transformers’, ‘Master of None’, ‘Come As You Are’, and ‘Long Shot’. He serves as the co-creator and star in ‘Bhaag Beanie Bhaag’ and additionally plays a character in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’. Patel expressed his enthusiasm for hosting ‘Pursuit of Happiness’, saying:

“I’m obsessed with trying new things and getting better. I love fun and I love LOVE, hence the premise of this show. 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” — as reported by Deadline.

What is Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness About?

In ‘Pursuit of Happiness’, host Ravi Patel travels the world, seeking answers to life’s universal questions. In season 1, he visits four destinations — Mexico, Japan, Korea, and Denmark. In each episode, which highlights one particular country, Patel is accompanied by a friend or family member. The duo holds conflicting opinions about a burning question. For instance, in Mexico, Patel explores the subject of retirement and aging, while being joined by his parents. In Japan, he and his wife scour for answers to parenting and gender roles. Korea sees Patel teaming up with his entrepreneur friend to confront their issues regarding work-life balance. In Denmark, his partner is his Muslim friend, and together, they dive deep into the topic of the immigration crisis.

The series lends a complete, unfiltered look into Patel’s personal struggles as he compares the topics in hand with domestic and international social norms. Lizzie Fox, SVP, Non-fiction Programming, HBO Max, expressed her excitement for the show in a statement to Deadline: “We’re very excited to go on this journey around the world with Ravi to provide audiences a unique and thoughtful perspective on life. 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.”

Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness Trailer

You can check out the trailer for season 1 below:

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