Published Oct 11, 2018While the Wu-Tang Clan story has been shared in various forms over the years, it's now set to be told via the group's very own TV show.
Today Hulu announced that RZA is developing a new scripted TV drama about the group. It will be titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga and consist of 10 episodes.
According to the network, it is based on Wu-Tang's original story, as well as RZA's books The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu.
A description of the new show reads as follows:
Set in early '90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
In a statement, RZA said, "I'm delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse. Wu-Tang through our music has always strove to inspire as we entertain. This opportunity to continue the Wu – Saga in a 10-episode series will exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment. In the immortal words of ODB 'Wu-Tang is for the Children.'"
The series will be written by RZA and SuperFly remake scribe Alex Tse and executive produced by RZA and Method Man, as well as Tse, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard's estate will serve as consulting producers.
As of yet, Wu-Tang: An American Saga does not have a premiere date.