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Kumail Nanjiani Developing Chippendales Dancers Origin Series on Hulu

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    Actor Kumail Nanjiani is set to star in and produce a limited series about the male dancers of Chippendales on Hulu. 

    About the show: The origin series will be an eight-episode series following the story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee. 

    • The series is titled “Immigrant” but a release date has not been announced yet, reported Collider
    • The show is predicted to be an “insane, early comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon,” according to Deadline

    Background on Banerjee: Banerjee is the American Indian entrepreneur who started Chippendales and will be played by “Silicon Valley” star Nanjiani. 

    • He was reportedly caught up in a plot to kill Chippendales producers, dancers and choreographers, reports Deadline. 
    • He pleaded guilty to arson, racketeering and murder for hire. 
    • Banerjee’s story was featured on Spotify in a podcast called “Welcome to Your Fantasy”.

    Whose involved: Nanjiani is developing the series alongside Robert Siegel, the creator behind “Pam & Tommy.” 

    • Dylan Sellers, Chris Parker, Emily V. Gordon will be helping produce the show. Rajiv Joseph and Mehar Sethi will be writers and producers. 
    • The series is coming from 20th Television Studios. 

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