Lionsgate picks up int’l distribution rights to Hulu’s ‘Ramy’

Lionsgate has picked up international distribution rights to Hulu comedy series Ramy

The studio has picked up rights to the A24-produced series, which tells the story of a 20-something, first-generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood.

The show — which has been renewed for a second series — explores the intersection of being part of a Muslim community as well as the millennial generation.

Lionsgate will showcase Ramy to international buyers as part of its LA Screenings presentation on 19 May. The star and co-creator of the show, Ramy Youssef, will be in attendance. 

Lionsgate president of worldwide television and digital distribution Jim Packer said: “When I watched Ramy for the first time, I knew this is a show that has the potential to break through because I couldn’t stop watching. I have the utmost respect for our partners at A24 and am thrilled to expand our longstanding distribution partnership by bringing Ramy to audiences around the world.”