Ramy heads to Channel 4
James R | On 26, Jan 2021
Ramy is heading to Channel 4, with the first season set to air this February.
The Emmy-nominated comedy follows first-generation Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Ramy Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher (The Carmichael Show) and Ryan Welch (On the Count of Three), 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.
“Deftly balancing the big and the small, it’s a tiny gem of a TV show that deserves to be a big hit,” we wrote in our review of Season 1, which premiered in the UK on STARZPLAY and has since returned to the streaming service for a second season.
Now, it’s getting a linear TV run, with Channel 4 acquiring the rights to the air the show from from Lionsgate Television. The 10-part first season will make its Channel 4 debut on 5th February, with episodes then available to watch on All 4.
Nick Lee, Head of Series Acquisitions said: “We are thrilled to be showing Ramy on Channel 4 and All 4. It has such a strong voice thanks to the outstanding talent on and off screen. It’s funny, unique and utterly moving, we really think Ramy is what Channel 4 is all about.”
The series follows The Great, which also debuted on STARZPLAY and is now being broadcast on Channel 4, and Harlots, which debuted on STARZPLAY and has since been broadcast by BBC Two.