Amazon has unveiled new series details and voice cast information for a previously-announced animated series from Ramy Youssef, part of a first-look deal between the creator and the platform.
Originally ordered in March last year, the series is now titled #1 Happy Family USA. According to Variety, which first reported the new details, the series will center on “the experiences of a Muslim American family that must learn how to code-switch as they navigate the early 2000s: a time of fear, war, and the rapid expansion of the boy-band industrial complex.”
The series’ voice cast includes Youssef, Alia Shawkat, Salma Hindy, Randa Jarrar, Mandy Moore, Chris Redd, Akaash Singh, and Whitmer Thomas. Youssef stars as Rumi Hussein, an imaginative 12-year-old boy who wants to fit in. Named after the iconic Persian poet and philosopher, the boy struggles to live up to his namesake. Youssef will also voice the boy’s father, Hussein Hussein, with Shawkat voicing the boy’s sister Mona and Hindy voicing his mother Sharia.