Welcome to Chippendales
Hulu has revealed first look images of the upcoming original limited series “Welcome to Chippendales.”
A sprawling true-crime saga, “Welcome to Chippendales” tells the outrageous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s greatest male-stripping empire—and let nothing stand in his way in the process.
The series stars series Kumail Nanjiani, Murray Bartlett, Juliette Lewis, and Annaleigh Ashford, with recurring guest stars Quentin Plair, Robin de Jesús, and Andrew Rannells and guest stars Nicola Peltz Beckham and Dan Stevens.
“Welcome to Chippendales” will premiere on Hulu later this year.
Our first look at Kumail Nanjiani in the limited series 'Welcome to Chippendales' – coming later this year to Hulu. pic.twitter.com/k9ihwY9oMU
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Baby Shark’s Big Movie
Paramount+ today announced BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE! (working title), the first-ever feature-length original animated film based on the globally beloved preschool property is set to premiere holiday 2023 in the U.S. Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation and The Pinkfong Company and directed by Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award-winner Alan Foreman (“The Casagrandes,” “Welcome to the Wayne”), the movie will follow Baby Shark and his family as they move to Chomp City, the big city of sharks.
In BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE!, Baby Shark is forced to leave the world he loves behind after his family’s move to the big city, and must adjust to his new life without his best friend, William. When Baby Shark encounters an evil pop starfish named Stariana who plans to steal his gift of song in order to dominate all underwater music, he must break her spell to restore harmony to the seas.
The Daytime Emmy Award-nominated hit preschool series “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” launched globally in 2021 across Nickelodeon branded channels and platforms and was recently picked up for a second season. The show ranks as the #1 preschool series on all TV in the U.S. for 2Q22. “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” features a swim-sational lineup of voice actors: Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Baby Shark, Luke Youngblood (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) as William, Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure”) as Mommy Shark, Eric Edelstein (“We Bare Bears”) as Daddy Shark, Debra Wilson (“MADtv”) as Grandma Shark, and Patrick Warburton (“Seinfeld”) as Grandpa Shark.
Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year, Thomas M. Wright’s film The Stranger will premiere globally on Netflix in October.
Produced by See-Saw Films, Anonymous Content and Blue Tongue Films, and starring Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris, the film revolves around two strangers who strike up a conversation on a long journey. One, a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case; the other, an undercover operative on his trail. Their uneasy friendship is at the core of this tightly wrought thriller, based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.
Writer/Director Thomas M. Wright said: “With The Stranger, I wanted to make a psychological crime film that took audiences into a place that is hidden — a film that was authentic and realistic in its detail, but also immersive and cinematic. A film that demanded attention and investment. A film that an audience could lean into — and fall into.
“I centered the film on people who didn’t know the victim, but who devoted years of their lives – and their mental and physical health – to them; because though violence is the reason for this film, it is not its subject. Its subject is the connections between people. That means that, for me, this is a film defined by empathy.
“The ‘Stranger’ of the title could stand for the person responsible for this crime, the victim, those affected by their loss, or the central character in the film — whose name we never learn; or it could stand for the nameless individuals who, in the end, resolve the film.
“For an independent Australian film to premiere in the Official Selection in Cannes, and then be brought to the largest audience anywhere as a Netflix film, is unprecedented. We couldn’t be more proud of this film and to be partnering with Netflix to release it to an international audience.”
The Stranger will have a theatrical release in Australia, before launching on Netflix worldwide in October. The film will also premiere in Australia at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 5.
Devil in the White City/The Other Black Girl
During its Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour today, Hulu Originals announced two additions to its slate of original programming including series orders for “Devil in the White City,” starring Keanu Reeves, and “The Other Black Girl.” The streamer also announced premiere dates for three additional titles.
“Devil in the White City” is based on the bestselling novel by Erik Larson, which tells the story of Dr. H. H. Holmes, a serial killer and the man behind the “Murder Castle” at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, and Daniel H. Burnham, a demanding but brilliant architect who races to make his mark on the world. The series will be produced by Appian Way, Martin Scorsese, Rick Yorn, Jennifer Davisson, and Stacey Sher. It will be written by Sam Shaw and directed by Todd Field. Keanu Reeves will executive producer and star.
“The Other Black Girl,” which hails from Onyx Collective, is from Executive Producers Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Adam Fishbach, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Danielle Henderson; and Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. The series tells the story of Nella, an editorial assistant who is tired of being the only black girl at her company, so she’s excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.
“These two new series both speak to the kind of distinct storytelling with uniquely compelling characters and forward-thinking narratives we continue to aim for in all that we do,” said Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Both were best-selling books that pierced the culture as they hit shelves, and we look forward to the honor of continuing to tell those stories on screen,” he continued.
“Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne,” which explores the world of human sexuality through LGBTQ+ icon Cara Delevingne, will premiere on November 18th, with all episodes released at once. “Tell Me Lies,” which follows a tumultuous yet intoxicating college relationship, will premiere on September 7th with three episodes. As announced earlier this week, the second season of The D’Amelio Show will premiere on September 28th, continuing to explore the intersection of personal and private lives of the social media family.