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Andrew Rannells Joins Hulu’s Limited Series ‘Immigrant’

Andrew Rannells has been added to the cast of Hulu’s upcoming limited series “Immigrant (working title).”  Rannells will join previously announced cast Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Annaleigh Ashford, Quentin Plair (The Good Lord Bird), and Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction) in a guest role.

“Immigrant” follows the story of Banerjee (Kumail Nanjiani), the Indian-American entrepreneur who started the famed troop Chippendales. The show will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.

According to Variety, Rannells will play the rich kid investor in Chippendales New York and the love interest of Bartlett, who stars as producer-choreographer Nick De Noia.

Tony nominee and Grammy winner, Rannells credits include Showtime’s Black Monday, and the upcoming season two of Girls5Eva for Peacock. He also appeared in HBO’s Girls and Ryan Murphy’s Netflix film adaptations of The Prom and The Boys in the Band.

Matt Shakman will direct and executive produce the series.  Shakman has previously worked on Marvel’s WandaVision and The Great.  He replaces originally announced Ramin Bahrani ahead of the series’ start of production.

The project hails from Pam & Tommy creator Robert Siegel.

Robert Siegel is the show’s writer and executive producer alongside Nanjiani, Dylan Sellers, Jenni Konner, Ramin Bahrani, Emily V. Gordon and Rajiv Joseph. Joseph will also write the show with Mehar Sethi.

Siegel and Konner serve as co-showrunners.  Jacqui Rivera is co-executive producer, Nora Silver is producer and Annie Wyman is co-producer.

20th Television serves as the studio on the series.

The series will also be coming to Disney+ Internationally including the U.K. and Canada, under the Star banner at a later date.

Source: Variety

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