Ramy Youssef

Emmy®-nominated comedy drama Ramy is coming to Channel 4

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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, Ramy Youssef 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. This is against the backdrop of a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a generation that thinks life has no consequences.

The series consists of 10 episodes and has garnered widespread critical acclaim:

“Ramy offers the softness and strangeness of other peoples humanitya welcome change, in this political minefield.” – Vanity Fair

“It’s funny. It’s moving. It’s a flat-out triumph.”  – Rolling Stone

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.

Season one of Ramy launches on Friday 5th February on Channel 4 and episodes are then available on All 4. You can read the full press release here.