Andrew Rannells Joins Hulu's Chippendales Origin Story Series Immigrant, Also Starring Annaleigh Ashford | Playbill

Film & TV News Andrew Rannells Joins Hulu's Chippendales Origin Story Series Immigrant, Also Starring Annaleigh Ashford

Two major Broadway names will be starring in the upcoming limited series.

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Andrew Rannells

Hulu's bringing two Broadway names to the small screen in their upcoming limited series Immigrant. Andrew Rannells is the latest to be cast in the show, as reported by Deadline.

Immigrant tells the real-life story of Chippendales founder Somen Banerjee, played by Kumail Nanjiani, whose latest key role was in Marvel's Eternals. The series is described as a "crime-ridden" dark comedy. 

Rannells will reportedly be joining the show as a reoccurring character, playing a "rich kid" investor whose eyes are on Chippendales New York. He will also be the romantic interest for the male dance troupe's choreographer Nick De Noia, played by Looking's Murray Bartlett. Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford was previously cast in the series as Banerjee's wife, Irene.

This won't be Rannells and Ashford's first appearance on the small screen. Over the last decade, the Book of Mormon star has starred in the hit television shows Girls, Will & Grace, and Black Monday, as well as a few short-lived ones such as The New Normal and The Knick. Ashford has had a similar experience, starring in Masters of Sex, Younger, and B Positive.

Immigrant is created by Robert Siegel (Hulu's Pam & Tommy) and co-written by Nora Silver, Mehar Sethi (Netflix's Bojack Horseman), and Rajiv Joseph (Off-Broadway's Letters of Suresh). 

 
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