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[11/04/21 - 10:12 AM]
Netflix Expands Relationship with Comedian Mo Amer, Announces New Stand-Up Special and Greenlights Scripted Show from A24 with Ramy Youssef as Co-Creator
In the series, Mo Najjar (Mo Amer) straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a ton of bullshit as a Palestinian refugee constantly living one step away from asylum on the path to U.S. citizenship.

[via press release from Netflix]

NETFLIX EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH COMEDIAN MO AMER, ANNOUNCES NEW STAND-UP SPECIAL AND GREENLIGHTS SCRIPTED SHOW FROM A24 WITH RAMY YOUSSEF AS CO-CREATOR

Netflix today announced two new projects from comedian Mo Amer (The Vagabond, Black Adam) including a stand-up special, Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas, premiering on November 30, 2021 and an untitled scripted comedy.

Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas

· Synopsis: Mo Amer is back for his second Netflix comedy special, MO AMER: MOHAMMED IN TEXAS. As a Palestinian refugee growing up in Houston, the hour-long set explores everything from pandemic politics to the stock market, the spread of Arab culture in the West (hookah, hummus, and the proliferation of bidets), and the subtle art of cursing in Arabic. A surprise encore explores what it means to have two homes with no land, while calling for greater civility and neighborliness in a divided world.

· Director and Executive Producer: Jay Chapman

· Producer: A24

· The comedy special will premiere on November 30, 2021

Untitled Mo Amer Scripted Series

· Synopsis: Mo Najjar straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a ton of bullshit as a Palestinian refugee constantly living one step away from asylum on the path to U.S. citizenship. His family - including his resilient and spiritual mother, sister and older brother - flee to Houston, Texas. Laughing the pain away, Mo learns to adapt to his new world though getting ahead in life comes with several setbacks.

The heartfelt comedy is created and executive produced by comedians Mo Amer (The Vagabond, Black Adam) and Ramy Youssef (Ramy, Mr. Robot). The series is executive produced by Ravi Nandan and Hallie Sekoff for A24, Harris Danow (Little Fires Everywhere, Daisy Jones & The Six), Luvh Rakhe (Dave, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and series Director Solvan "Slick" Naim (It's Bruno!, Snowfall).

· Cast:
· Mo Amer as Mo Najjar, a refugee at the mercy of a decades-long, convoluted immigration process. He works hard for his family, wanting to provide for the people he loves...even if they might not approve of the means.
· Teresa Ruiz (Father Stu, Narcos:Mexico) as Maria, an ambitious business woman and supportive girlfriend who is committed to her relationship with Mo but will not compromise on her independence or her beliefs.
· Farah Bsieso as Yusra Najjar (devoted mother to Mo and Sameer Najjar), the quick-witted, intelligent and, when necessary, meddlesome head of the family. Despite all the loss and hardship she has endured, Yusra has only grown stronger focusing on the things that matter most to her: family, God and The Price is Right.
· Omar Elba (Limetown, A Hologram for the King) as Sameer Najjar, Mo's brilliant older brother, with a natural innocence and a deep love of cats. He has always had trouble fitting in due to his social anxieties. Deep down, Sameer has a desire for independence and romantic love.
· Tobe Nwigwe as Nick, Mo's oldest, most loyal and most cunning friend. After spending his youth getting into trouble with Mo, Nick has sought out a calmer lifestyle, but his willingness to stand by his best friend means his life can never truly be stress-free.

· Creators / Executive Producers: Mohammed "Mo" Amer, Ramy Youssef

· Series Director / Executive Producer: Solvan "Slick" Naim

· Executive Producers: Ravi Nandan & Hallie Sekoff for A24, Harris Danow, and Luvh Rakhe.

· Studio: A24

· Episodes: 8 x 30 minutes

· Headshots (for download only)

Mo Amer is a stand up comedian and writer of Palestinian descent, known for his iconic work with the comedy troupe "Allah Made Me Funny" - the longest ¬running artistic collective of Muslim comic performers in the world. Amer's first Netflix special, "The Vagabond" premiered in 2018. He can also be seen in the critically acclaimed series Ramy and the upcoming superhero film, Black Adam starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Black Adam. Born in Kuwait, Amer fled to the United States as a refugee in 1990 and finally obtained his U.S. citizenship in 2009.

http://netflix.com/moamermohammedintexas





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