Hulu’s dialing up the laughter. The subscription streaming service has ordered the Ramy TV show to series. The Ramy season one release date is still TBD.
A Hulu scripted comedy, Ramy comes from creator Ramy Youssef, who will star in the series inspired by his life as a first generation American Muslim. Youssef is executive producing alongside his co-creators, Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and with Jerrod Carmichael, as well as Ravi Nandan of A24.
Check out this Hulu press release excerpt to learn more.
Hulu has expanded its slate of critically-acclaimed original series with new series orders for Four Weddings and a Funeral and Ramy, which join upcoming Hulu Originals Castle Rock, Hulu’s second project from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King set to premiere on July 25; Catch-22, from George Clooney and starring Kyle Chandler; The First, from Beau Willimon and starring Sean Penn; and Little Fires Everywhere, from Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name.
Hulu has also given a series order to Ramy, a groundbreaking comedy series based on the real-life experiences and comedy of Ramy Youssef. The series takes viewers into the world of Ramy, a first generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught in between an Egyptian community that thinks life is moral a test, and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
Ramy is written, executive produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch as well as A24’s Ravi Nandan. The series marks the first original series order for Hulu from A24, an award winning New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing, development and production of television and feature film projects.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Ramy TV series? Will you check it out when it drops to Hulu.