“You can’t take this personally — this is business.”
Her is our first look at Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales, a limited series starring Kumail Nanjiani. Watch the 45-second teaser, featuring a tricked-up version of Journey’s “Any Way You Want It,” above.
The sprawling true-crime saga follows Somen “Steve” Banerjee (Nanjiani), a socially awkward Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s greatest male-stripping empire — and let nothing stand in his way in the process.
“A world of luxury — right at your fingertips,” Banerjee says. But plenty of others want their piece of the action, including Nick De Noia (newly minted Emmy winner Murray Bartlett). His involvement ultimately doesn’t go over all that well.
Annaleigh Ashford, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Plair, Robin de Jesus, Andrew Rannells, Dan Stevens and Nicola Peltz as the doomed Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten. Philip Shahbaz plays Peter Bogdanovich.
Pam & Tommy creator Robert Siegel and Nanjiani executive produce alongside Dylan Sellers, Jenni Konner, Matt Shakman, Emily V. Gordon, Nora Silver and Rajiv Joseph, who wrote the series along with Mehar Sethi. Siegel and Konner are co-showrunners and Shakman directs. Jacqui Rivera is co-executive producer and Annie Wyman is co-producer.
Welcome to Chippendales starts streaming November 22 on Hulu.