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Nanjiani to lead Hulu Chippendales drama

Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to a drama based on the true story of the man who started Chippendales, with Kumail Nanjiani set to star.

Produced by 20th Television, Immigrant will feature Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley) as Somen ‘Steve’ Banerjee, the Indian American entrepreneur behind the touring dance troupe.

The plot will detail the darkly comedic and crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.

The eight-parter is written by Robert Siegel, who exec produces alongside Nanjiani, Dylan Sellers and Emily V Gordon. Rajiv Joseph and Mehar Sethi who will also write on and exec produce the show.


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