DUBAI: Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef is set to star in two seasons of an animated comedy series for Amazon, Variety revealed this week.
The show, yet to be named, will explore the experiences of a Muslim-American family in the early 2000s, which was “a time of fear, war, and the rapid expansion of the boy-band industrial complex.”
The deal is part of the new partnership that the comedian and his production company, Cairo Cowboy, have with Amazon.
The Golden Globe winner is the co-creator of the series with US writer and TV producer Pam Brady.
The pair will be executive producers of the show with Iraqi-British journalist Mona Chalabi. A24 and Amazon Studios will co-produce.
“Amazon Studios has committed to making a show with me that I never could have dreamed of getting made, let alone explore for two seasons,” Youssef told the publication, adding that he was “excited and grateful” to be working with Amazon Studios on the new partnership.