Streaming Catch-Up: Welcome to Chippendales and More

Disney+ will stream the limited true-crime saga Welcome to Chippendales on Star from November 22.

It stars Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) as  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.

Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets) and Annaleigh Ashford (American Crime Story) co-star.

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, directed and produced by Alek Keshishian (Madonna: Truth or Dare), will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on November 4. Reads the blurb:

After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.

This film marks the second project for Apple with producers Lighthouse Management + Media and Interscope Films following their collaboration on the Emmy Award-nominated documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.

New to Prime Video from October 7 will be Catherine Called Birdy, starring Bella Ramsey, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott, Joe Alwyn, Lesley Sharp and Sophie Okonedo. Reads the blurb:

In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever, and adventurous, and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance, and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the vilest suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.

Netflix’s The Stranger (October 19) is a thriller based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.

Director Thomas M Wright’s movie revolves around two strangers who strike up a conversation on a long journey: one’s a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case, the other’s an undercover operative on his trail.

Joel Edgerton and and Sean Harris star.

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