Kumail Nanjiani Developing Chippendales Dancers Origin Series on Hulu

Kumail Nanjiani Developing Chippendales Dancers Origin Series on Hulu
Thy Nguyen
May 18, 2021
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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