The series is written, produced, and created by Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef who won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
As part of WAVO’s premium boxset offering, OSN has bought exclusive rights to showcase Hulu’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-winning original Arab-American comedy Ramy in the Middle East.
In the semi-autobiographical series, Ramy, the title character tells the story of his experiences as a millennial American Muslim living in New Jersey and the clash of his conservative Egyptian immigrant parent’s expectations with his Western surroundings.
The series is written, produced, and created by Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef himself and is also co-created by Ramy’s parents providing a realistic portrait of the Arab Muslim experience. The series also scored a Golden Globe win for Youssef’s lead performance in the sitcom. Season two of the series is set to debut in Spring 2020.
Youssef was born in the United States to Egyptian parents and first rose to prominence in 2017 after appearing for a stand-up segment on the popular talk show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Commenting on the development, Emad Morcos, Chief Content Officer of OSN, said: “The launch of Ramy on WAVO reinforces the mission of providing curated content that we know millennials in our region will love. Ramy brings a new perspective to the screen as the show explores daily challenges that many millennials can relate to.”