Hulu on Tuesday dropped the first trailer for ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ , its “sprawling true-crime saga” starring Silicon Valley vet Kumail Nanjiani.
Premiering Tuesday, Nov. 22, the limited series tells the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (played by Nanjiani), the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales.
Across its eight episodes, Welcome to Chippendales will detail “the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden saga behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon,” per Hulu.
The enviable cast also includes newly minted White Lotus Emmy winner Murray Bartlett, B Positive‘s Annaleigh Ashford, Yellowjackets‘ Juliette Lewis, Girls5eva‘s Andrew Rannells, Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens, Roswell, New Mexico‘s Quentin Plair, Law & Order: SVU‘s Robin de Jesús and Bates Motel‘s Nicola Peltz.
Bartlett, who is heavily featured in the above trailer, co-stars as producer/choreographer Nick De Noia, a charming, fast-talking New Yorker who’s certain he’s God’s gift to entertainment.
De Noia is responsible for transforming Chippendales from a seedy male strip joint in West LA to the global juggernaut it would one day become.
A man of many passions, Nick loves drinking, drugs, women, men (particularly Rannells’ rich-kid investor) — and most of all, showbiz.
Welcome to Chippendales, which was formerly titled Immigrant, is written by Pam & Tommy creator Robert Siegel, who serves as an EP alongside Nanjiani, Dylan Sellers, Emily V. Gordon, Rajiv Joseph and Mehar Sethi.