ABC developing sitcom about Muslim superheroes

ABC developing sitcom about Muslim superheroes

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ABC is developing a comedy about a Middle Eastern family with superpowers from Larry Wilmore and Bassem Youssef, Variety has learned.

The untitled series centers on the Sharif family, an ordinary Middle Eastern American family with two superhero parents at a time when it’s illegal to be a superhero, so they are forced to save the world in secret. The show will highlight some of the issues that immigrant families face when it comes to fitting into a society that at many times treats you like the enemy.

Wilmore and Youssef will serve as writers and executive producers on the single camera series. ABC Studios will produce.

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“To have ABC challenge the narrative and stereotypes that have long stuck to people in my region is something spectacular to say the least,” said Youssef.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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