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Mo Amer and Ramy Youssef’s New Netflix Show Explores a Palestinian Refugee’s Life in America

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Netflix has released the official trailer for Mo, a new series that stars Palestinian-American stand-up comedian Mohammed ‘Mo’ Mustafa Amer and Farah Bseiso in lead roles. The comedian has also collaborated with Emmy nominee, Ramy Youssef to co-produce this heartfelt comedy, along with Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Harris Danow, and Luvh Rakhee assuming the role of executive producers.

The plot revolves around the story of Mo, a Palestinian living in Houston, Texas, who loses his job at a mobile store and looks for a new gig as his family waits on their pending asylum request. The gritty dramedy showcases the ridiculousness of the long and tedious immigration process through moments that make your heart cry to moments of uncontrollable laughter.


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Mainly set in Texas, the show is also a subtle nod to the universal experience of feeling like one is living life stuck in an endless loop of oblivion and deals with various situations exclusive to many immigrants. The semi-autobiographical series also takes inspiration from Amer’s life as a Palestinian refugee growing up in Houston and is a hilarious portrayal of everyday situations they come across.

The eight-episode series will release on August 24 this year and stars Teresa Ruiz, Omar Elba, and Tobe Nwigwe in addition to Amer and Bseiso. Amer and Youssef will also serve as writers in addition to creating the series, while Solvan ‘Slick’ Naim, who directed a few episodes for the shows It’s Bruno and Snowfall, will take on the director’s chair.

Amer, who is best known for his Netflix comedy special, Mo Amer: The Vagabond and Mohammed in Texas will next be seen in the upcoming DC film Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson.

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