'Mo' is a semi-autobiographical series inspired by Amer's life as a Palestinian refugee growing up in Houston.
Netflix has released the official trailer for its upcoming comedy series, Mo, which A24 produces, and created by Mohammed “Mo” Amer and Ramy Youssef.
Mo Amer and Farah Bseiso are starring in a new gritty dramedy, which showcases the absurdity of the immigration process through moments that range from heartbreaking to hilarious.
The show portrays the universal experience of feeling like your life is in limbo and deals with situations unique to many immigrants. Set in Texas, Mo straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a pending asylum request while hustling to support his Palestinian family.
Following the release of his two Netflix stand-up specials Mo Amer: Vagabond, and Mohammed in Texas, the comedian joined forces with Ramy Youssef (Ramy) to co-produce this heartfelt semi-autobiographical dramedy inspired by Amer’s life as a Palestinian growing up in Houston.
The eight-episode series will be available on Netflix on August 24, 2022.
In addition to Amer, Mo stars Teresa Ruiz, Omar Elba, and Tobe Nwigwe.
Amer and Youssef will serve as writers and executive producers on Mo in addition to creating the series. Solvan “Slick” Naim, who has helmed episodes for the shows It’s Bruno and Snowfall, will act as the series director. Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Harris Danow, and Luvh Rakhe are all executive producers on Mo.
Amer is a Palestinian stand-up comedian known for starring in Ramy opposite Youssef as a version of himself. Amer will next be seen in DC’s upcoming Dwayne Johnson vehicle Black Adam.