Emmy®-nominated comedy drama Ramy is coming to Channel 4
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“It’s funny. It’s moving. It’s a flat-out triumph” - Rolling Stone
“Comedian Ramy Youssef navigates a life between two different cultures in a sensitive, funny and occasionally ingenious show” **** - The Guardian
“Ramy offers the softness and strangeness of other people’s humanity—a welcome change, in this political minefield” – Vanity Fair
Golden Globe® winner and comedian Ramy Youssef (Mr Robot) stars in the titular role as a millennial Egyptian American on a spiritual journey, caught between the two cultures of his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood.
Squeezed between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a generation that thinks life has no consequences, Ramy explores what it’s like to be a first-generation Muslim immigrant in modern America; juggling work, dating and faith - often at the same time.
Created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher (The Carmichael Show) and Ryan Welch (On the Count of Three), the series also stars Mohammed Amer (Crashing) as Mo, Ramy's friend who owns a diner, Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner) as Ramy’s mother Maysa Hassan, Amr Waked (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) as his father Farouk Hassan, Dave Merheje (Criminal: Become Vengeance) as Ahmed, another of Ramy's friends who happens to be a doctor and May Calamawy (The Brave) as Ramy’s grad student sister Dena Hassan who’s frustrated that her actions and behaviour are still restricted by her overprotective parents.
Nick Lee, Head of Series Acquisitions said: “We are thrilled to be showing Ramy on Channel 4 and All 4. It has such a strong voice thanks to the outstanding talent on and off screen. It’s funny, unique and utterly moving, we really think Ramy is what Channel 4 is all about.”
Ramy is produced by Hulu and A24 and distributed internationally by Lionsgate Television.
Based in NY and LA, A24 is the Academy Award-winning film and TV studio behind feature films such as Lady Bird, Midsommar, Moonlight, Ex Machina, Amy, Room, and Uncut Gems. A24 TV productions include the Emmy-winning series Euphoria for HBO starring Zendaya, Golden Globe-winning Hulu series Ramy from Ramy Youssef, Showtime comedy series Moonbase 8 starring Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly, and the forthcoming Joseph Gordon-Levitt Apple series Mr. Corman.
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Source Channel 4
January 27, 2021 4:00am ET by Channel 4