Jestination Unknown, the six part Amazon original series produced by international comic Vir Das’ Weirdass production, is his foray into production. Though the company has earlier produced two of his Netflix originals, this is the first series completely produced by them as a company. The actor-comedian, who has been the front runner of the Indian comedy scene for a long time, has gained visibility in his western market with two Netflix specials already out in the global space.
His maiden Indian production is a travel comedy show that will explore the length and breadth of the country. Shot across Patiala, Mysore, Kumarakom, Lucknow, Leh, Jodhpur, the company worked on the project since 2016 and it was shot in mid-2017. The production heads decided to do solo test runs with Vir on the feasibility of the show before their original show launched. The company’s next outing in Hasmukh, a dark comedy that they’ve co-produced with Nikhil Advani and it releases early next year.
Speaking about the production, Vir says, “My company Weirdass Comedy, has been waiting for Jestination Unlimited for a long time. When we ventured into production, this was our first big project. I have always endeavored to be a well-rounded content creator who is able to do multiple things and tell different stories. With Hhasmukh and Happy Patel in the vicinity, I am happy to take on the role of producer. I want to do it all - act, produce, stand up, and write because if I don’t do now, then when?"