Kumail Nanjiani has signed up to star as the Chippendales founder in Hulu’s limited series from ‘Pam and Tommy’ creator Robert Siegel, ‘Immigrant.’
The 8-episode series follows the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (played by Nanjiani), the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. It will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.
The show 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.
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Nanjiani picked up an Emmy nomination in 2019 for best guest actor in a drama series for ‘The Twilight Zone’ reboot and is set to appear in the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series at Disney Plus. On The big screen, we will next see Nanjiani in Marvel’s ‘Eternals.’
The latest show joins Hulu’s award-winning slate including ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Act,’ ‘Ramy’ and upcoming tentpole titles ‘Nine Perfect Strangers,’ ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ ‘Pam & Tommy’ and ‘The Dropout.’