Channel 4 has acquired season two of A24’s Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning comedy drama Ramy.
The critically acclaimed smash hit from A24 and distributed in partnership with Lionsgate Television is set to return to Channel 4 and All 4.
Golden Globe winner and comedian Ramy Youssef will reprise his titular role.
Ramy – the son of Egyptian immigrants – Maysa Hassan (Hiam Abbass) and Farouk Hassan (Amr Waked) is on a spiritually conflicting journey, caught between a Muslim community who sees life as a moral test and his millennial friends who think life has no consequence.
Following a trip from Egypt, Ramy is back in his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood.
He meets a Sheikh (Mahershala Ali), from a local Sufi Centre who becomes his spiritual mentor. They enter into an Islamic oath – The Bay’ah – setting Ramy off on a new journey with its own obstacles.
Season two also sees the return of May Calamawy as Ramy’s sister, Dena Hassan, Laith Nakli as Uncle Naseem and Steve Way as Steve.
Mohammed Amer plays Mo, Ramy’s friend who owns a diner, Michael Chernus is Michael and Ahmed, Ramy’s friend that happens to be a doctor is played by Dave Merheje.
The series’ eponymous lead, Ramy Youssef, was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, which he went on to win at the 77th Golden Globe Awards in 2020.