The latest in a wave of true-crime miniseries, welcome to chippendales Reminds us that no empire is built without bloodshed—not even an empire of sculpted dancing men!
When you hear “Chippendales,” you probably see it right away: man, bow, six-pack, cufflinks. Established in 1979, this all-male revue was created with female audiences in mind (but we know gays have changed too), headlined to look-loose with sensual, crotch-forward dance routines.
Soon, the burlesque show was a smash hit, eventually expanding with worldwide performances, and was credited with helping to legalize stripping as a form of entertainment in the public eye. But, as always, the road to success is one that was filled with greed and covered in blood.
From Pam and Tommy Producer Robert Siegel, of Hulu welcome to chippendales As the doomed hero of Indian immigrant and entrepreneur Somen “Steve” Banerjee, Revue tells the shocking true story behind the rise and fall. the big sickK Kumail Nanjiani stars as Banerjee, depicting how this enterprising dreamer changed the burgeoning world forever – before it came crashing down.
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As is the case with the real-life Chippendales show, the series promises a lot of eye candy, recreating the iconic routines of dapper dancers. But, even though they keep their shirts on, the rest of the cast has us excited: Fresh off theirs. white Lotus Amy Jeet, Murray Bartlett will play choreographer Nick De Noia, whose playboy attitude finds him nodding with Banerjee.
Elsewhere in the Cast Is Dashing Downton Abbey Star Dan Stevens, theater legend Annaleigh Ashford, and icon Juliette Lewis, plus qwerty Favorites Andrew Rannell and Robin de Jesus are set to appear in notable supporting roles.
Really, it’s an embarrassment of riches—and not all oily-muscled men hurt either. welcome to chippendales Just shot to the top of our “must see” list!
The series will premiere exclusively on Hulu on November 22. You can watch the first teaser trailer below: