Channel 4 has acquired the critically acclaimed comedy drama series, Ramy, from Lionsgate Television.
Ramy Youssef (Mr Robot) stars as the eponymous millennial Egyptian American caught between the two cultures of his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood.
At once morally tested by his Muslim community and freed from consequence by his generation, Ramy explores the realities of first-generation Muslim immigrants in modern America juggling work, dating and faith.
The series also stars Mohammed Amer (Crashing) and Dave Merheje as Ramy’s friends Mo and Ahmed, Hiam Abass (Blade Runner) and Amr Waked as Ramy’s mother and father Maysa and Farouk Hassan, and May Calamawy as Ramy’s student sister Dena.
Nick Lee, Head of Series Acquisitions at Channel 4, said: “We are thrilled to be showing Ramy on Channel 4 and All 4. 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.”
Series one of Ramy launches on Friday 5th February on Channel 4 with episodes then available on All 4.