Welcome to Chippendales, Kumail Nanjiani’s upcoming drama series will launch on Hulu on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET. The film follows the life and career of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian businessman who formed the popular dance troupe Chippendales. Kumail Nanjiani plays the protagonist in the film, while several others play important supporting roles. The film is directed by acclaimed director Robert Siegel.
The film Welcome to Chippendales gives us a glimpse into Somen Banerjee’s entrepreneurial path.
On October 18, 2022, Hulu published the official Welcome to Chippendales trailer, which gives a glimpse into the life of the protagonist, Somen Banerjee. It opens with a cheery TV voiceover saying:
“A world of luxury at your disposal. “Extreme opulence.”
The trailer briefly covers Banerjee’s remarkable entrepreneurial path. He decides to start his own business and opens a strip club for women. It is hugely successful but the path is not as easy as it seems as Banerjee faces several hurdles. Overall, the video maintains a dramatic tone and promises an intriguing plot full of exciting and uplifting moments. Here’s the official schedule from Hulu’s YouTube channel:
“WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALES is a massive true crime drama that follows the incredible story of Somen ‘Steve’ Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unexpected creator of the world’s largest male comics empire – and let nothing stand in his way.”
Based on the trailer and description, viewers can expect a captivating drama series that deals with various topics, including ambition and desire. Along with Mehar Sethi, Rajiv Joseph is a writer. The series is said to be based on the book Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders by K. Scot Macdonald and Patrick MontesDeOca.
A brief look at the cast of Welcome to Chippendales
Kumail Nanjiani plays Somen “Steve” Banerjee in Welcome to Chippendales. In the teaser for the series, Nanjiani looks extremely remarkable and effortlessly captures the character’s many dilemmas. Fans should expect a strong performance from the actor. Aside from Welcome to Chippendales, Kumail Nanjiani has starred in a variety of critically acclaimed and famous movies and television episodes, including Silicon Valley, The Big Sick, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Stuber, just to name a few.
Murray Bartlett as Nick De Noia, Juliette Lewis as Denise, Annaleigh Ashford as Irene, and Dan Stevens as Paul Snider, among many others, play major supporting roles alongside Kumail Nanjiani. The series’ showrunners are Robert Siegel and Jenni Konner. Siegel wrote the script for Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed film The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke.
Among his other credits are The Founder, Big Fan and Turbo. Jenni Konner is known for her work on HBO shows such as Girls, Generation, and In the Motherhood, among others. Don’t forget to tune into Hulu on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 to see the new Welcome to Chippendales series.