Robert Siegel's "Welcome to Chippendales" tells the shocking, stranger-than-fiction story of the rise of Chippendales — the famous all-male strip tease with a history that is filled with vicious crime.
Based on the 2014 nonfiction book "Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders" by K. Scot Macdonald and Patrick MontesDeOca, this Hulu original series dissects the personal life of Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee and the gruesome things he did to keep his club at the top.
However, audiences aren't just looking forward to "Welcome to Chippendales" because it promises to be a great, highly bingeable new entry into the beloved true-crime drama genre — nor simply because some of its episodes are directed by "Game of Thrones" and "WandaVision" visionary Matt Shakman. The show also boasts an incredible all-star cast. From Kumail Nanjiani to Andrew Rannells, "Welcome to Chippendales" has secured some of Hollywood's best of the best. Here is where you've seen the actors who appear in "Welcome to Chippendales" before.
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The Pitch: If you don’t live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of Chippendales: the elegant, trailblazing first-ever all-male strip-tease troupe that has been bringing delightfully scandalous thrills to audiences since the 1970s. What you may not know, however, is that the burlesque’s history is brimming with conspiracy, racketeering, arson, and murder.
Over the course of 10 episodes, Welcome to Chippendales, Robert Siegel’s limited series based on K. Scot Macdonald and Patrick MontesDeOca’s 2014 literary exposée Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders, shrewdly examines and unravels the club’s shocking, harrowing history. The show rigorously dissects the troupe’s inception, rise to fame, and subsequent descent into the deepest, most gruesome bowels of corruption.
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