Critically Acclaimed Hit New Series Was Just Renewed for Second Season
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced that it has secured international distribution rights for A24's bold new comedy series Ramy. The series debuted to rave reviews in the U.S. on Hulu, with the New York Times describing it as a "soulful, winning new comedy," and it has already been picked up for a second season.
Lionsgate's President of Worldwide Television and Digital Distribution Jim Packer said: "When I watched Ramy for the first time, I knew this is a show that has the potential to break through because I couldn't stop watching. I have the utmost respect for our partners at A24 and am thrilled to expand our longstanding distribution partnership by bringing Ramy to audiences around the world."
Lionsgate will showcase Ramy to international buyers as part of its LA Screenings presentation on May 19th. The star and co-creator of the show, Ramy Youssef, will be at Lionsgate's presentation to talk about his inspiration and vision for the show.
Ramy tells the story of a 20-something, first generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. The show brings 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 stars alongside Amr Waked, Hiam Abbass and May Calamawy.
To watch the trailer, please click HERE.
The New York Times – "'Ramy' Is a Soulful, Funny Leap of Faith"
Rolling Stone – "'Ramy' Review: Hulu's Second-Generation-Blues Dramedy Is a Triumph"
TV Insider – "Why Hulu's 'Ramy' Is the Comedy We've Been Waiting For"
Vulture – "'Ramy' Isn't Telling a Universal Story of the American Muslim Experience. That's Why It's So Good."
The New York Times – "'Ramy' Is a Quietly Revolutionary Comedy"
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, esports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate's content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company's worldwide consumer base.
Based in NY and LA, A24 is the Academy Award-winning film and TV studio behind feature films such as Lady Bird, Hereditary, The Disaster Artist, The Florida Project, Moonlight, Ex Machina, Amy, Room, The Witch, and Good Time. A24 TV productions include HBO stand up specials from Jerrod Carmichael and Drew Michael, Amazon buddy action comedy Comrade Detective, HBO specials 2 Dope Queens and Pod Save America, Netflix docuseries The Confession Tapes and Exhibit A, and the upcoming HBO drama Euphoria starring Zendaya.
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