Emmy Winner Riz Ahmed Makes Comeback With Comedy Series, Details Inside

The untitled project will star Riz Ahmed, who is also the producer and writer for the same. Also attached is Emmy winner Ben Karlin, who is set to serve as showrunner with Ahmed.
Emmy Winner Riz Ahmed Makes Comeback With Comedy Series, Details Inside

Emmy Winner Riz Ahmed Makes Comeback With Comedy Series, Details Inside (Credit: Twitter)

Oscar and Emmy winner Riz Ahmed is all set to star in a new half-hour comedy series on Amazon Prime Video. The untitled project will also see Ahmed donning the hat of the producer and the. Also attached is Emmy winner Ben Karlin, who is set to serve as showrunner with Ahmed and will executive produce.
Riz is to play the role of a struggling actor who winds up in a trippy conspiracy named Shah Latif - "a struggling actor on the cusp of landing the role of a lifetime, only to find himself thrust into a full-blown existential crisis and trippy conspiracy thriller all at the same time."
Talking about the show, Ahmed said, "I've wanted to tell this story for a long time. It’s personal, bold, and a lot of fun. It feels so good to be writing and creating it now with this incredible team."
The new comedy show marks Riz Ahmed's return to TV, having won an Emmy award for the lead actor in a limited series in 2017 for HBO's The Night Of. He was also nominated as a comedy guest star for HBO's Girls.
Ahmed was Oscar-nominated as best actor in 2021 for Sound of Metal, and won the Oscar for best live-action short in 2022, for The Long Goodbye.
Jax Media and Amazon MGM Studios are behind the show, which is executive-produced by Ahmed and Allie Moore.
Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios said, "Riz Ahmed is a gifted writer, actor, and producer, and we have been energized by his passion. Led by Riz and the hilarious Ben Karlin, and guided by Rola Bauer’s Pan-English team, this series is sure to delight our global Prime Video customers and make them laugh."
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