Following Mohammed "Mo" Amer's 2021 Netflix stand-up special, the comedian is launching a new scripted comedy on the streamer that he co-created and stars in. Get a glimpse at the simply but aptly titled Mo in a new trailer, below.
Amer stars as Mo Najjar in the series, a character who is living between two cultures in Houston, Texas. He and his family members are Palestinian refugees struggling to gain asylum on the path to U.S. citizenship (and the show depicts the length of such bureaucracy as well as the journey to find the right lawyer to help them), and because of that, he isn't able to hold a traditional job. So, he sells goods out of the trunk of his car and, as you can see from the trailer, gets caught up in some more complicated hustles.
"I've never been to Palestine. I don't have citizenship there, I don't have citizenship here; I'm like a refugee free agent," Mo says in the trailer.
The show centers on his familial relationships, as well as his personal ones with friends and his girlfriend, who is of a different culture and faith. As the eight-episode season goes on, he'll encounter culture clashes, including with random people at the grocery store bastardizing his culture by selling chocolate hummus, and mistaken identity as people think he is Latino or from Palestine, Texas instead of the State of Palestine, but he will also take important steps in helping his family.
Created by Amer and Ramy Youssef, Mo also stars Teresa Ruiz, Farah Bsieso, Omar Elba, and Tobe Nwigwe. It is executive produced by Amer, Youssef, Ravi Nandan and Hallie Sekoff for A24, Harris Danow, Luvh Rakhe, and Solvan "Slick" Naim, who also serves as director. It hails from A24.
Mo premieres with its first season on Aug. 24.