Channel 4 has acquired dramedy Ramy from Lionsgate Television, with season one launching on February 5th on Channel 4 and episodes then available on All 4.
Golden Globe winner and comedian Ramy Youssef stars in the titular role as a millennial Egyptian American on a spiritual journey, caught between the two cultures of his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood. Squeezed between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a generation that thinks life has no consequences, Ramy explores what it’s like to be a first-generation Muslim immigrant in modern America; juggling work, dating and faith – often at the same time.
Nick Lee, Head of Series Acquisitions said: “We are thrilled to be showing Ramy on Channel 4 and All 4. It has such a strong voice thanks to the outstanding talent on and off screen. It’s funny, unique and utterly moving, we really think Ramy is what Channel 4 is all about.”