What’s coming soon to STARZPLAY UK in August 2020?
James R | On 05, Aug 2020
As one of the smaller streaming platforms in the UK, STARZPLAY struggles when it comes to having a large enough library to compete with Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. It has to therefore focus on quality over quantity, and 2020 has been a promising proof of that strategy’s success, with Doom Patrol joined by Stephen King’s Castle Rock and Jimmi Simpson noir thriller Perpetual Grace Ltd.
August, though, is a quieter month, with only major title on the cards – although it is an award-winning TV gem.
Ramy: Season 2 – 6th August
Golden Globe award-winning comedy series “Ramy” follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. “Ramy” brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the second season, Ramy delves further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to his faith.
Alongside Youssef, the new season will star two-time Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Mahershala Ali. The series also features Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way.
STARZPLAY costs £4.99 a month and is available on Virgin Media On Demand and through Amazon Prime Video Channels, both as an add-on subscription to your existing account. It is also available as an app on iOS and Android devices, Roku and through Apple TV.