Hulu has released the second season trailer for “Ramy,” which stars Ramy Youssef in the role that won him a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Actor earlier this year.
The trailer not only showcases Youssef but also two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight” “Green Book”), who makes his debut on the show as a priest who Ramy goes to for guidance and assistance. Ali’s rise to stardom no doubt stemmed from his successful TV career, including his Emmy-nominated role in “House of Cards,” and it’s exciting to see what he will bring to the second season of “Ramy.”
The following is the synopsis for the series as posted by Hulu to accompany the trailer:
The series 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.
Youssef created the series alongside Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, while he also directed the fourth episode of season one titled “Strawberries.” Other cast members include Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Dave Merheje, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, and Laith Nakli. The first season received acclaim from critics, in particular for its positive portrayal of American Muslims.
His Globe win for the show’s first season was somewhat of a surprise, beating out well-established industry names such as Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, and Bill Hader to take home the prize. It will be interesting to see whether the second season can receive even greater recognition from awards bodies, with the win no doubt boosting the show’s reputation.
Below is the full trailer for Season 2 of “Ramy” as posted on Hulu’s official YouTube channel:
“Ramy” Season 2 arrives on Hulu May 29, 2020.
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