Amazon Studios is in business with At Ramy Youssef’s production print, Cairo Cowboy.
As part of the deal, Amazon Studios has ordered two seasons of an animated adult comedy from the Emmy- and A24-nominated actor, director and comedian. It “will explore the experiences of a Muslim American family who must learn 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 said in a statement, “Amazon Studios is committed to doing a show with me that I could never have dreamed of directing, let alone exploring for two seasons. Anchored by Pam Brady and Mona Chalabi, we have brought together a special group of experienced and new writers to do something that I hope will be a real contribution to the animated space and television.I’m excited and grateful to explore the possibility of creating stuff more bizarre with Amazon Studios thanks to this partnership, inshallah.
Under the first agreement with Cairo Cowboy, co-led by Andy Campagna (former Senior Vice President of Television for Esmail Corp), Youssef will create and produce content exclusively for First video.
“Ramy has only scratched the surface of his incredible creative gifts. With perfectly measured and heartfelt comedic directness, his work permeates the culture, and we are so lucky to work with him and his team,” Vernon Sanders added. , Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios.”Family comedies have long tackled some of society’s most uncomfortable and difficult subjects, but thanks to Ramy’s animation and creative voice acting, we’re thrilled to present the one here to the public.”
The untitled adult animated series is co-created by Youssef and Pam Brady. They produce with journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi.