Thursday, March 10, 2022

Amazon Gives 2-Season Order to Untitled Animated Comedy Created by Ramy Youssef

Amazon has today given a series order to an untitled original animated comedy series created by Ramy Youssef (Ramy). The streamer has picked up two seasons of the series and has signed a first-look deal with Youssef's production imprint Cairo Cowboy.

The comedy will explore the experiences of a Muslim-American family that must learn how to code-switch as they navigate the early 2000s: A time of fear, war, and the rapid expansion of the boy-band industrial complex.

Youssef co-created the comedy with Pam Brady. They will executive produce with Andy Campagna and Mona Chalabi. Amazon Studios, A24 and Cairo Cowboy will 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," said Youssef. "Anchored by Pam Brady and Mona Chalabi, we've brought together a special group of experienced and first-time writers to make something that I hope will be a genuine contribution to the animated space, and television. I'm excited and grateful to explore making more weird shit with Amazon Studios through this partnership, inshallah."

"Ramy has only scratched the surface of his incredible creative gifts," added Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios. "With perfectly measured and heartfelt comedic candor, his work penetrates culture, and we are so fortunate to be working with him and his team. Family comedies have long tackled some of the most uncomfortable and difficult societal topics, but through animation and Ramy's creative voice, we are so excited to bring this one to audiences."