Former ‘Ramy’ Staff Writer Says No Women Writers Were Asked Back for Season 2

TheWrap | 9/18/2019 | Margeaux Sippell
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A former staff writer on the first season of Hulu series “Ramy” said that she was “not asked to return” for the second season of the comedy-drama, and that “none of the other women on staff were asked back either.” But a person with knowledge of the production said the decision was part of a restructuring of the writers’ room in which none of the first season’s staff writers were asked back, regardless of gender.

“I was not asked to return for the 2nd season on a show that had a critically acclaimed first season. And none of the other women on staff were asked back either. Who did get asked back? The male office PA and a male EP w/no previous writing experience,” former staff writer Minhal Baig said in a Twitter thread Wednesday.

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It is not uncommon for writers’ rooms on television series to undergo a complete restructuring prior to the second season. A person with knowledge of the writer’s room told TheWrap exclusively that seven new staff writers were hired for Season 2 — four women and three men. They also made it clear that the restructuring in question only took place in the writer’s room, and that the majority of women on the production staff will return for Season 2.

The person also noted that the “male EP” with “no previous writing experience” to whom Baig refers in her tweet is one of the show’s co-creators, and the only executive producer who is part of the writers’ room....
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