Ali, a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe winner who played Remy Danton in House of Cards, will appear in the second series of the Ramy Youssef-fronted show. The show was renewed by the digital platform in May.
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The news was revealed by Hulu at the TCA summer press tour.
Ramy is based on the real-life experiences and comedy of Youssef, who stars. Co-created and co-written by Youssef with Katcher and Ryan Welch, the series takes viewers into the world of Ramy, a first-generation American Muslim on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy will bring a new perspective to the screen as 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.
In the second season, which will air in 2020, Ramy will delve further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to Islam
Ramy is written, executive produced, created by and starring Ramy Youssef, executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.