STARZPLAY has announced that season 2 of the ground-breaking and critically-acclaimed comedy series, “Ramy” will premiere on the platform in Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on August 6, 2020. Season 2 stars creator/writer/producer Ramy Youssef as the titular character who is continuing his spiritual quest, this time under the guidance of a new sheik, played by two-time Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Green Book, “True Detective,” “House of Cards”).
The series debuted as the Audience Award Winner at the 2019 SXSW Festival and has since been widely lauded as one of the most trailblazing new comedies on television. Earlier this year, creator and star Ramy Yousseff received a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, and more recently, the show received a Peabody Award for its “masterful weaponization of the tension between faith and secularism, East and West, and men and women.”
“Ramy” follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) 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 to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the second season, Ramy delves further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to his faith.
Alongside Youssef, the new season will star two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winner Mahershala Ali. The series also features Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way.
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