Newly-cast “Blade” star Mahershala Ali will guest star on the second season of Hulu’s “Ramy,” it was announced Friday during the TCA tour.
The comedy will return for Season 2 in 2020.
Alongside Ramy Youssef as a fictional version of himself, the show also stars Amr Waked (Farouk Hassan), Hiam Abbas (Maysa Hassan), Dena Calmawy (Dena Hassan) as his fictional family and Mohammed Amer (Mo), Dave Merheje (Ahmed) and Steve Way (Steve) as his friends.
“Ramy” follows first-generation, Egyptian-American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood.
According to Hulu, “Ramy” explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who 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. “For Season 2, I’m excited to take bigger swings, bigger risks,” Youssef previously told TheWrap.
“Ramy” is written, executive produced, created by and stars Youssef, executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch, and produced by A24.
Ali, who won his second Oscar this year for “Green Book,” was announced as the star of Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Blade” reboot at Comic-Con last weekend.