Streaming service Starzplay , announced today that it has acquired A24’s bold new comedy Ramy for the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg from the Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group. “Ramy” debuted with all 10 episodes to rave reviews in the U.S. last April and has since been picked up for a Season Two. The series will premiere on STARZPLAY in the UK Friday August 30th and in the remaining territories later this year.
Starring and co-created by up-and-coming comedian, Ramy Youssef, Ramy tells the story of a 20-something, first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. “Ramy” brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
In USA, the series was shown on Hulu. There’s no Starzplay Trailer yet, here’s the Hulu version give you a taster what to expect from this festival award winning show…
With the addition of Ramy, STARZPLAY expands upon its existing library of acquired series titles that includes Killing Eve, The Act, Harlots, the upcoming Batman prequel, Pennyworth and more that are available to subscribers across various STARZPLAY territories.
“Ramy is exactly the kind of premium, noisy content that we are looking to deliver to the global STARZPLAY audience,” said Superna Kalle, EVP of International Digital Networks for Starz. “We look forward to debuting the series in the UK and across Europe, where the storytelling – which is equally specific and universal – will most certainly resonate with viewers.”
In addition to Youssef, the series stars Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, David Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way.
Ramy is written, executive produced, created by and starring Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, showrunner Bridget Bedard and co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.
All episodes of the 10-episode series will air exclusively on STARZPLAY in the UK on Friday 30th August. Not just here in the UK and Ireland but also , Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and France.