Egypt Independent

Second season of Hulu series Ramy to stream starting May 29



The American streaming service Hulu on Saturday released the promo for the second season of its series Ramy, starring Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef, Lebanese-American actress Mia Khalifa and Amr Waked.

Hulu will air ten episodes of the show, which depicts the lives of Arab-American Muslims in United States, starting May 29.

The show tells the story of Ramy, the son of Egyptian immigrants who struggles to deal with family, dating and religion as a Muslim in New Jersey.

The series is the first Muslim-American TV sitcom, and tackles a number of sensitive cultural issues such as relationships outside of marriage, gender discrimination, and anti-Muslim bigotry, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Youssef stars as the main character Ramy. In January, Youssef won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy at the 77th Golden Globe Awards for his role on the series.

The cast also includes Mohammed Amr, Hiam Abbass and May Calamawy.