Amazon Prime Video India on Wednesday announced its first step towards the creation of multiple Unscripted Originals (reality shows) for India. The line-up comes to life with three new reality shows out of which Jestination Unknown is one, read a statement. The host of the six-episode show is none other than Vir Das, the show will see the renowned comedian traveling across the nation as he encounters and interacts with new people who have their own takes and individual styles of comedy with each of them being more unique than the other.
The cherry on top is that Vir Das will be visiting six cities in the show and he will perform stand up gigs in each of the cities. The name of the show derives from the concept of jesters which were all the hype back in the days when kings ruled the country. The concept of Jesters intrigued Vir Das a lot, adding to it is the fact that Jesters are inherent to India’s culture and every court would have one.
Talking about the new show, James Farrell, Head of Content, Prime Video, Asia Pacific, said, “Reality shows are now more popular than ever, across a variety of genres. Customers globally have told us how much they enjoy reality shows, like the Japanese Prime Video fan-favourite, The Bachelor Japan. “With the launch of multiple new original reality shows, we’re aiming to offer our Indian customers a variety of quality new reality content to enjoy,” he said.
Prime has published a trailer on October 15, 2019, along with a short description: Indian Stand-up comedy has a new stage now, presenting Jestination Unknown Official Trailer, our latest Amazon Original of 2019. Comedian, actor, and musician Vir das is in a new mission to find a joke.
He is traveling across India, taking Indian Stand-up comedy to the destinations that have never seen before from Southern India to the very north of India passing through various cities including Mysore, Kumarakom, Jodhpur, Lucknow, Patiala, and Leh. Let’s see if he gets successful in offending some real Indians or not, the Judgment day – 18th October 2019. New Amazon Original Jestination Unknown premiers on 18th October 2019 only on Amazon Prime Video.