Matt Shakman has joined as director and executive producer in Hulu’s upcoming limited series “Immigrant (working title).” Shakman has previously worked on Marvel’s WandaVision and The Great. He replaces originally announced Ramin Bahrani ahead of the series’ start of production.
Previously announced cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) and Annaleigh Ashford. Quentin Plair (The Good Lord Bird) will have a recurring role and Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction) will guest star.
“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.
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.
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