Mo Amer, a Palestinian-American comedian who is destined to be among the black adam to emithas had an especially notable week in his career with the release of the Netflix series Month. His semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy about the struggles of a palestinian refugee family since they reside in Houston, Texas has not only been trending in Netflix Top 10 throughout the week, but it also has an incredible score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The series currently has a perfect 100% critics rating on the review aggregator. rotten tomatoesalong with an audience score of 92%. Month is riding high with really great ratings so far as the series streams on Netflix worldwide. The show, which is also produced by A24, is being praised for its vulnerable and often funny take on the history of Amer’s immigrants.
Month was created by Mo Amer together with ramie creator Ramy Youssef, who previously won a Golden Globe on his own honest approach to bringing American Muslim representation to television. As Amer told CinemaBlend during our interview with the comedian, there’s a mixture of reality and fiction that is told of his main character. Still, Amer poured his blood, sweat and tears into telling the series’ story, drawing on his own upbringing as a Palestinian refugee who fled the war to Houston, Texas, where he grew up.
Amer has spent her stand-up career exposing (as well as shedding light on) her unique experiences as an immigrant, but she’s also been envisioning how she could tell the story in a stronger way since 2014. With the Netflix series, he can finally tell his story the way he wants. As he recently told CinemaBlend:
Now that the series is out, it’s clear that it’s connecting with people. It’s a step in the right direction for Muslim and Arab American representation, after many previous characters from these backgrounds have been marginalized and stereotyped. And the actor’s next project is next dc movie, black adam.
black adam stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the DC antihero known as Black Adam. In the movie, which hits theaters in October, the ancient and powerful being will be unleashed and reunite the Justice League of America, made up of Dr. Fate, Hawkman, Cyclone and Atom Smasher. You can see Mo Amer at black adam on October 21.