Channel 4 has acquired season two of A24’s Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning comedy drama Ramy. The critically acclaimed smash hit from A24 and distributed in partnership with Lionsgate Television is set to return to Channel 4 and All 4.
“Get ready for the Muslim answer to ‘Fleabag’” – The Telegraph
“An excellent situation comedy that is funny, sincere and like nothing else on television” – Evening Standard
“As well as being tender and hilarious, the best thing about Ramy Youssef’s self-titled comedy is how fleshed out and eccentric each character is” – The Guardian
Golden Globe® winner and comedian Ramy Youssef will reprise his titular role.
Ramy – the son of Egyptian immigrants - Maysa Hassan (Hiam Abbass) and Farouk Hassan (Amr Waked) is on a spiritually conflicting journey, caught between a Muslim community who sees life as a moral test and his millennial friends who think life has no consequence.
Following a trip from Egypt, Ramy is back in his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood. He meets a Sheikh (Mahershala Ali), from a local Sufi Centre who becomes his spiritual mentor. They enter into an Islamic oath - The Bay’ah - setting Ramy off on a new journey with its own obstacles.
Season two also sees the return of May Calamawy as Ramy’s sister, Dena Hassan, Laith Nakli as Uncle Naseem and Steve Way as Steve. Mohammed Amer plays Mo, Ramy’s friend who owns a diner, Michael Chernus is Michael and Ahmed, Ramy’s friend that happens to be a doctor is played by Dave Merheje.
Ramy is produced by Hulu and A24 and distributed internationally by Lionsgate Television.
For further information, please contact: Emma Oldfield, Channel 4 Press Office
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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