20th Television is developing a brand new limited series called “Immigrant” (working title), which is going to star Kumail Nanjiani asSomen “Steve” Banerjee, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. The series will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.
According to Deadline, Annaleigh Ashford, will be starring in the series to play the regular role of Irene, who is the wife of Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee, who fall in love over a shared passion for tax loopholes and revenue expansion. Shy and unassuming at first, she steadily finds her footing within the company, growing into a formidable behind-the-scenes powerhouse.
Annaleigh Ashford has previously starred in the FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story” and HBO’s “Bad Education” and Netflix’s “Unbelievable”.
This new limited series is being written by Robert Siegel, who has also worked on “Pam & Tommy”. The show will be 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.
“Immigrant” is going to be released on Hulu in the United States, on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ elsewhere in the world.
Are you looking forward to this new series?