Hulu Give Series Order To Chippendales Drama ‘Immigrant’ from Robert Siegel and Kumail Nanjiani
Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to ‘Immigrant‘, and 8-episode limited series from ‘Pam and Tommy’ creator Robert Siegel and star/executive producer Kumail Nanjiani, the streaming service has announced.
The series follows the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (played by Nanjiani), the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. The drama will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.
Nanjiani is probably best known for his role in tv series ‘Silicon Valley’, and also for the brilliant movie ‘The Big Sick’, which he wrote with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, loosely based on the real-life romance between the couple. He can next be seen in Marvel’s ‘Eternals’, where he takes the role of Kingo… A role that pushed him to get in shape to the point where he could be playing one of the actual Chippendales, not their boss!
This is not the first time the bizarre story behind the founding of the Chippendales has been put to screen. Naveen Andrews (‘Instinct’, ‘Sense8’) portrayed Banerjee in the 2000 television movie ‘The Chippendales Murder’ whilst Shelley Malil (‘Luis’) portrayed him in the 2002 movie ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’.
The series is written by Robert Siegel and executive produced by Siegel, Nanjiani, Dylan Sellers and Emily V. Gordon as well as Rajiv Joseph and Mehar Sethi who will also write on the series. 20th Television serves as the studio.
‘Immigrant‘ will air on Hulu in the USA. Whilst not confirmed, that may mean it comes to STAR on Disney+ in the UK, but we’ll have to wait and see. If you want to keep track of this series you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.
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