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Hulu’s Limited Series ‘Immigrant’ Adds Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford has joined the cast of Hulu’s upcoming limited series “Immigrant (working title).”

“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 Deadline, Ashford will play the series regular role of Irene. An accountant by trade, Irene is the wife of Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee (Nanjiani), falling in love over a shared passion for tax loopholes and revenue expansion. Shy and unassuming at first, she steadily finds her footing within the company, growing into a formidable behind-the-scenes powerhouse.

Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) has also joined the cast as producer-choreographer Nick De Noia.

Kumail Nanjiani will star and executive produce.

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 and Bahrani will direct. 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.

Ashford recently starred in FX’s series Impeachment: American Crime Story, and currently stars in the comedy B Positive for CBS. Other credits include Showtime’s Masters of Sex, HBO’s Bad Education and Netflix’s series Unbelievable.

Source: Deadline

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