Mo will hit Netflix screens this month
Netflix has released the official trailer for Mo, the new comedy series produced by A24 and created by Mohammed “Mo” Amer and Ramy Youssef. Youssef created a similar comedy series for Hulu called Ramy, in which he starred with Amer. Mo will follow the life and times of a fictionalized version of Amer who grew up in Texas as a Palestinian refugee.
Besides Amer, Mo also includes Teresa Ruiz, Farah Bsieso, Omar Elba and Tobe Nwigwe. The trailer for Mo shows him making a living as a non-citizen in the US or Palestine, where his family comes from. Mo doesn’t have immigration papers and can’t get a decent job, so he sells stuff out of the trunk of his car. Besides living his hectic life as a refugee, Mo also has to manage his relationships with his religious girlfriend Maria, his judgmental mother Yusra, and his worried brother Sameer.
The trailer shows Mo will be a heartfelt drama filled with poignant commentary on race, identity, and life as an immigrant in America. In addition to creating the series, Amer and Youssef will serve as writers and executive producers for Mo. Solvan “Slick” Naim, who directed episodes of It’s Bruno and Snowfall, will be directing the series. Mo will be executive producers Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Harris Danow and Luvh Rakhe.
Mo will consist of eight half-hour episodes. Youssef told Indiewire that he prefers to make television with a “short-film feel” so viewers can expect some pretty cinematic episodes from Mo. Amer is a stand-up comedian known for playing a version of himself opposite Youssef in Ramy. Amer will later join DC’s upcoming Dwayne Johnson. Black Adamwill be seen in . Youssef will star in The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, Poor Things.