Comedian Ramy Youssef Developing Hulu Comedy with Jerrod Carmichael Producing
Hulu may be losing The Mindy Project but, it’s looking to shore up its comedy lineup with a pilot co-created by and starring comedian Ramy Youssef.
The untitled show centers on Youssef’s distinct point-of-view as a contemporary Egyptian-American Muslim, caught between multiple worlds and what it means to be Arab, American and Muslim at a time when each of those identity markers is going through a crisis of definition.
Youssef is working on the show with Ryan Welch and The Carmichael Show creators Jerrod Carmichael and Ari Katcher.
“I’m excited to bring more fully human, complicated, nuanced Muslim characters to television as part of my ongoing attempt to avoid law school,” said Youssef.
A24, which co-produces USA’s Playing House is also co-producing Youssef’s pilot.
“Ramy has created something remarkably fresh and insightful with his new show, weaving his characteristic sharp and incisive humor with keen observations about identity and culture in our modern-day world,” A24 said in a statement. “We are so excited to be collaborating with him and our friends at Hulu on this incredibly unique and dynamic series.”
Youssef can next be seen in the new season of Mr. Robot, which premieres Wednesday, Oct. 11 on USA Network.
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