The series will follow a Muslim-American family as they learned to code-switch in the early 2000s; a time of fear, war, and the rapid expansion of the boy-band industrial complex.
So it looks like Ramy is making a cartoon! Egyptian-American comedian and actor Ramy Youssef - writer, director and star of Golden Globe-winning Hulu series ‘Ramy’ - is partnering with Amazon to create two complete seasons of a new animated comedy. The series will follow a Muslim-American family as they learned to code-switch in the early 2000s; a time of fear, war, and the rapid expansion of the boy-band industrial complex.
We don’t know if the series will follow the tone set by Youssef’s own ‘Ramy’, or if it will come closer to other animated comedies. But we do know that Youssef is co-creating the series with American writer Pam Brady (‘South Park’ and ‘Team America: World Police’) and acclaimed British journalist Mona Chalabi ('Vagina Dispatches' and 'Blunderpuss'), which could give us a hint for the kind of atmosphere they’re going for.
The series is part of a deal between Amazon and Youssef’s production banner, Cairo Cowboy, and will be produced with A24 and Amazon Studios. On top of that, Youssef is also working with his ‘Ramy’ co-star Mohammed Amer on a scripted Netflix series, where Amer will take his place as the leading man.