Starzplay acquired comedy series "Ramy" for Europe

The OTT service, Starzplay, picks up the comedy series "Ramy" from Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group, and all episodes will available on 30 August in the UK.

Produced by A24, Ramy stars Ramy Youssef as a 20-something, first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in New Jersey. The Starz streaming service acquired the series for the U.K., Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Superna Kalle, EVP of international digital networks for Starz, commented, “We look forward to debuting the series in the UK and across Europe, where the storytelling – which is equally specific and universal – will most certainly resonate with viewers.”