Spencer Boldman has been added to the cast of Hulu’s upcoming limited series “Immigrant (working title).” The actor will have a recurring role of Lance McCrae in the series and join previously announced cast Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Annaleigh Ashford, Andrew Rannells (Black Monday), Dan Stevens (Legion, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga), Juliette Lewis. Robin De Jesús (Tick, Tick, BOOM!) 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, Lance McCrae is described as “the ultimate specimen” and the hottest Chippendales dancer of them all. He is also the inspiration and star of choreographer Nick De Noia’s (Murray Bartlett) greatest, most ambitious routine yet.
Boldman is best known for starring as Adam Davenport in four seasons of the Disney XD series Lab Rats and played Jackson in the Disney Channel movie Zapped, where he appeared opposite Zendaya. Other credits include 21 Jump Street and Cruise.
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.
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.