“I really wanted to make something about a group that people don’t know, that is self-reflective instead of something that is trying to project an idea of what you should think of us,” reveled Ramy Youssef of the Hulu comedy that bears his name.
Onstage at the Paramount Theatre at Deadline’s Contenders Emmy event earlier this year, the Ramy star gave a packed house a tease of the dynamic Muslim-American focused series over a week before its premiere. Then, as you can see in the video above, the Mr. Robot alum rolled into the tale of the son of Egyptian immigrants and the show’s POV on America 2019.
Picked in my review as the show to watch that week, the New Jersey-set series debuted it’s 10-episode first season on the streamer on April 19.
Obviously people were watching and talking about the show because less than two weeks later, the Jerrod Carmichael and Ravi Nandan executive produced and Ari Katcher, Ryan Welch and Youssef created comedy was renewed for a well deserved second season by the now Disney-dominated Hulu.
Again, watch my interview with Ramy Youssef by clicking on the video above. And check out all of our Contenders Emmys videos here.
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