Ramy Hassan (stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef) is a first generation Egyptian-American in politically-divided New Jersey, where he’s caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
The breakout diaspora series ends in Egypt, but as Youssef says, “There’s this narrative that comes from certain places in America: ‘Go back where you came from; that’s where you belong.’ Sometimes you have this idea of, you know, ‘What if I went back there? Everything would make sense.’ And it doesn’t.”
Ramy was hailed by The New York Times as “a quietly revolutionary comedy,” “generous, profound… a must-see new sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly and “an essential voice for millennial TV” by Wired.
Series creator and stand-up comic Ramy Youssef won a 2020 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and was also nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actor. He has two new shows in development, one for Netflix and one for Apple TV+.
Ramy boasts Egyptian Oscar nominee Jehane Noujaim (The Square) as one of the directors, Emmy nominee Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the composer, and the multi-award-winning Hiam Abbas (Succession, Blade Runner 2049) playing Ramy’s mother. Hulu has renewed the hit comedy for a second season, due later this year, which will guest star two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book).
:: Ramy Youssef won a 2020 Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award for Best Actor
:: Won Audience Award: Episodic, SXSW, 2019
:: #14, The 15 Best TV Shows of the 2010s, Mashable
:: #29 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the best shows of 2019
:: 97% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes | 8/10, IMDB