Kumail Nanjiani To Star In New Hulu Series


Ben Russell

Ben Russell

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Darnesh from Silicon Valley is back! Well... kinda. Hulu just announced their newest limited series - Immigrant - set to star actor, Kumail Nanjiani. The story follows an Indian-American entrepreneur who ventured to start Chippendales. Hulu announced that the comedic series will be both dark and full of crime fully depicting the true story of what became a phenomenon.

For those of us who may not be aware - Chippendales started their dance troop in 1979 quickly becoming synonymous with bachelorette parties. Today, the Chippendales headquarters hosts millions of women every year at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Kumail is set to star as the original founder, Somen "Steve" Banerjee. Robert Siegel is set to produce the series alongside other big writing names including Emily V. Gordon, Mehar Sethi, Dylan Sellers, and Christ Parker. Siegel - who inked a deal with Hulu - is set to produce other similar "based on a true story" series including "Pam & Tommy" which follows the sex tape ordeal of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.