Hulu has ordered a pilot presentation for a Muslim comedy coming from A24 and Jerrod Carmichael and his production partner Ari Katcher. The project stars Ramy Youssef.
The untitled show, which was co-created and co-written by Youssef with Katcher and Ryan Welch, “centers on Youssef’s distinct point-of-view as a contemporary Egyptian-American Muslim, caught between multiple worlds and what it means to be Arab, American, and Muslim at a time when each of those identity markers is going through a crisis of definition.”
Katcher, Welch and Carmichael are the show’s EPs and A24 is the studio.
“I’m excited to bring more fully human, complicated, nuanced Muslim characters to television as part of my ongoing attempt to avoid law school,” said Youssef.
“Ramy has created something remarkably fresh and insightful with his new show, weaving his characteristic sharp and incisive humor with keen observations about identity and culture in our modern-day world. We are so excited to be collaborating with him and our friends at Hulu on this incredibly unique and dynamic series,” said A24.
This another foray into television comedies for A24, who worked with Carmichael on The Carmichael Show. They’ve also done Playing House on USA Comrade Detectives on Amazon.
A24 notably financed the Oscar-winning film, Moonlight.