Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali has been tapped for a prime guest star role on the Hulu comedy series, Ramy.
The series nabbed a role for Ali, who the streaming service says is a huge fan of the groundbreaking show. The second season of the A24 and Jerrod Carmichael-produced project will premiere in 2020.
Ramy follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Ramy Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy brings a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community that believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that might not believe in an afterlife. In the second season, Ramy will delve further into his spiritual journey, finding a new Muslim community and embracing a deeper commitment to Islam.
The series is written, executive produced, created by and stars Youssef, executive produced by Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.
Photo: Getty Images