C4 buys Hulu comedy-drama Ramy | About a Muslim-American caught between two cultures

C4 buys Hulu comedy-drama Ramy

About a Muslim-American caught between two cultures

Channel 4 has acquired the acclaimed US comedy-drama Ramy.

The ten part series, which first aired on the Hulu streaming platform in April 2019 stars stand-up Ramy Youssef  as a millennial Muslim-American on caught between the two cultures of his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood.

It also stars Mohammed Amer as Mo, Ramy's friend who owns a diner, Hiam Abbass as Ramy’s mother Maysa, Amr Waked as his father Farouk and  Dave Merheje as Ahmed, another of Ramy's friends who is a doctor.

Nick Lee, Head of series acquisitions for Channel 4 said: ‘ 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.’

A second series aired in the US last year, and a third has been commissioned.

Youssef won a 2019 Golden Globe for his performance in the show, which has an approval rating of 97 per cent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. 

Season one launched on Friday February 5 on Channel 4, with all episodes then available on All 4.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

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