Max has released the first official trailer for its upcoming original docuseries, Smartless: On The Road, which follows the North American tour of the hit podcast, “SmartLess,” hosted by Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes. The six-part series, directed by Sam Jones, provides intimate access to the trio of friends and beloved actors as they travel through major US cities, including Boston, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Madison, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. The show offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the minds, conversations, and bonds behind one of the country’s most popular podcasts.
The trailer was exclusively revealed during Warner Bros. Discovery’s unveiling of the Max streaming service on the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles, giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come. In each episode of the “SmartLess” podcast, one of the hosts surprises the other two with a mystery guest, leading to a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge. The podcast has become a passion project for the three friends, gaining immense popularity and critical acclaim, named one of the Best Shows of 2020 by Apple, and consistently ranking in the Top 5 Comedy Shows and Top 10 overall shows on iTunes.
Smartless: On The Road promises to deliver an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the sold-out live tour of the podcast, with appearances by high-profile celebrities such as Conan O’Brien, Will Ferrell, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Hart, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, David Letterman, and other surprise guests. The series is produced by Michael Grant Terry, Bennett Barbakow, and Rob Amjärv, with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Sam Jones, and Ross M. Dinerstein serving as executive producers.
The show’s fans can look forward to experiencing the chemistry and humor of the three hosts in a new light, as they embark on a journey across the US and provide viewers with a sneak peek into the inner workings of one of the most successful podcasts in the country. With its unique blend of humor, celebrity guests, and spontaneous conversation, Smartless: On The Road is sure to captivate audiences and solidify the podcast’s place as a cultural phenomenon. The series is set to debut on Max on Tuesday, May 23, and promises to be a must-watch for fans of the podcast and newcomers alike.