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 people’s humanity—a 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.