StarzPlay Picks Up UK Rights To Hulu Comedy-Drama ‘Ramy’, Premiering In August
Starzplay has taken the European distribution rights to Hulu comedy-drama ‘Ramy‘ it has been announced today. The deal covers the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg.
‘Ramy’ stars Ramy Hassan as a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood. The series 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.
Actor, comedian, and director Ramy Youssef previously filmed a recurring role in the third season of ‘Mr Robot’, and he made his late-night stand-up debut on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. He started his professional acting career as a series regular on Nick at ‘Nite’s See Dad Run’ opposite Scott Baio, and he was most recently seen in the 20th Century Fox comedy ‘Why Him?’
The 10-episode half-hour series is written, executive produced, created by and starring Youssef. Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, showrunner Bridget Bedard and co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch exec produce.
For those of you confused as to what is StarzPlay, it is an addition “add-on” channel you can get via Amazon Prime Video, Virgin Media and Apple TV. This as an additional service to the main offering on these services, and costs £4.99 a month. Over the past few months, it has been building a solid list of high-quality shows, making it well worth the additional fee, which you can turn on and off month by month, so if you want to subscribe for a few months and binge through things, then turn it off, go for it!
Along with ‘Ramy’, Starzplay is also the UK home to Batman butler series ‘Pennyworth‘, Stephen King multiverse drama ‘Castle Rock‘, the Brendan Gleeson/Harry Treadaway series ‘Mr. Mercedes‘, JK Simmons sci-fi series ‘Counterpart‘, one season comic book drama ‘Deadly Class’, Hulu’s brilliant true-crime series ‘The Act‘, and Hulu historical drama ‘Harlots‘, so now is an excellent time to pick up a subscription.
‘Ramy‘ Season 1 premieres Friday, 30th August 2019 on Starzplay in the UK. The series has already been renewed for Season 2.
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