“Ramy” launched its second season May 29 on Hulu — and it’s already been renewed for a third.
Starring Ramy Youssef, the series revolves around the Egyptian-American’s spiritual journey in his New Jersey neighborhood. In the 10-episode season now streaming, Ramy finds a new Muslim community and navigates the challenges of the millennial generation.
The show depicts the lives of Arab-American Muslims in United States, as Ramy copes with family, dating and bigotry.
Golden Globe award winner Youssef writes and executive produces the show. It is produced by A24. Ari Katcher (“The Carmichael Show”) and Ryan Welch (“Big Fish”) co-created the series with Youssef.
Season 3 will also stream 10 episodes.
The cast includes Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass and May Calamawy. Mahershala Ali guest stars in the current season.
“We grew up watching ourselves in marginalized roles. And then we get to a place where we get to be acting and writing and address those things head on,” Youssef told Variety.
Hulu has also renewed the snarky dramedy version of Catherine the Great’s saga, better known as “The Great,” for a second season. Starring Elle Fanning as the smart, strategic wife of Peter III, an ill-informed dope (Nicholas Foult), it’s a lush production filled with political and sexual intrigue.
Tony McNamara returns as executive producer, as does Fanning.
In the upcoming weeks, the Hulu + Live TV app will be integrated into Amazon Fire TV.