Ramy (TV series)

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Ramy
Genre
Created by
  • Ramy Youssef
  • Ari Katcher
  • Ryan Welch
Starring
  • Ramy Youssef
  • May Calamawy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)A24 Television
Foxera
Release
Original networkHulu

Ramy is an American comedy web television series which premiered on April 19, 2019, on Hulu.

Premise[edit]

Ramy follows "a first-generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. It explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between an Egyptian community that thinks life is a moral test, and a Millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Ramy Youssef as Ramy
  • May Calamawy as Dena

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [2]
1"Between the Toes"Harry BradbeerAri Katcher, Ryan Welch and Ramy YoussefApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
2"Princess Diana"Christopher StorerLeah Nanako WinklerApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
3"A Black Spot on the Heart"Christopher StorerMinhal BaigApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
4"Strawberries"Ramy YoussefRamy YoussefApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
5"Do the Ramadan"Christopher StorerSahar JahaniApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
6"Refugees"Cherien DabisBridget BedardApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
7"Ne Me Quitte Pas"Cherien DabisBridget BedardApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
8"Saving Mikaela"Cherien DabisRyan WelchApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
9"Dude, Where’s My Country?"Cherien DabisRamy YoussefApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)
10"Cairo Cowboy"Jehane NoujaimRamy YoussefApril 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On October 4, 2017, it was announced that Hulu had given the production a pilot presentation order. The series was created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, all of whom are expected to write for the series. Executive producers are set to include Katcher, Welch, and Jerrod Carmichael. Production companies involved with the series include A24.[3]

On April 18, 2018, it was announced that Hulu had given the production a series order for a first season.[1][4][5] On February 11, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on April 19, 2019.[6]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Ramy Youssef would star in the series.[1] On October 19, 2018, it was announced that May Calamawy had been cast in a series regular role.[7]

Release[edit]

The series is scheduled to hold its world premiere during the 2019 South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, as a part of the festival's "Episodic Premieres" series of screenings.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (May 2, 2018). "Hulu Picks Up Mindy Kaling's 'Four Weddings And A Funeral', Ramy Youssef Comedy To Series". Deadline. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ramy – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 4, 2017). "Ramy Youssef Muslim Comedy From Jerrod Carmichael & A24 Gets Hulu Pilot Presentation Order". Deadline. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Otterson, Joe (May 2, 2018). "Hulu Orders Mindy Kaling's 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' Ramy Youssef Comedy to Series". Variety. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  5. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (May 2, 2018). "Ramy Youssef Comedy From 'Carmichael Show' Team Lands Series Order at Hulu". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (February 11, 2019). "Hulu Sets Premiere Dates For 'Into The Dark', 'I'm Just F*cking With You', 'All That We Destroy' & 'Ramy' – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (October 19, 2018). "'Ramy': May Calamawy Cast As Series Regular In Ramy Youssef Hulu Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 16, 2019). "SXSW: Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron Comedy, Matthew McConaughey's 'The Beach Bum' Among 2019 Feature Lineup". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 18, 2019.

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