Hulu has officially renewed its original comedy/drama ‘Ramy’ for a third season. The show, which was co-created and starred by Egyptian-American actor and comedian Ramy Youssef pleasantly surprised his audience with its second season that is just ending, so we are not surprised that Hulu has renewed the series for another installment.
Hulu has ordered another batch of ten episodes for season 3 of ‘Ramy,’ and Youssef is ready to reprise his role. If you have never watched the series, here is a summary that will prepare you to watch the two seasons:
“The series follows the life of Ramy Hassan (Youssef), a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in a politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy’ brings a new perspective to the screen as he explores the challenges of living caught between a religious community that believes life is a moral test and a millennial generation that doubts that there is an afterlife. In the second season, Ramy deepens his spiritual journey and finds a new Muslim community that makes him embrace a more profound commitment to his faith.”
The show has struck a chord with audiences, who have praised it for its specificity and how it addresses real and complex issues that are seldom discussed on conventional television. It is also one of the few American television programs that doesn’t portray Muslims negatively, compared to decades of pop culture, where they were often stereotyped as terrorists. The series won a Peabody Award, and it is incredibly respected in the critical community: the first season has 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and season 2 is hot on its heels with 96%.
Now that it’s official that we will continue to see Ramy’s life on our screens, now we have to wait to see when we can expect the release of the third season of the series.