Hulu has announced that two-time Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book) has signed on for a guest-starring role in the upcoming second season of the streaming service’s comedy series Ramy which is set to return in 2020.
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The series, co-created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, follows a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. The series looks to bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
Youssef also stars in the series alongside Mohammed Amer (Crashing), Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049), Amr Waked (Lucy), May Calamawy (The Long Road Home), Dave Merheje (We Are Disorderly), Laith Nakli (24: Legacy) and Steve Way.
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Ramy‘s first season is now available for streaming, exclusively on Hulu.