Hip-hop heads rejoice!
Instead of being shortchanged with a two-hour biopic, the Wu-Tang Clan will finally tell their tale over the course of a 10-episode limited series premiering this September on Hulu. Wu-Tang: An American Saga is the brainchild of RZA and screenwriter Alex Tse (Watchmen, Superfly) and features the likes of Dave East as Method Man and Joey Bada$$ as Inspectah Deck.
From Hulu’s press release:
Based on one of the most influential and important groups in hip-hop history, the series marks the latest high-profile original series order from Hulu that aims to deliver authentic, culturally-relevant storytelling to today’s audiences. The series will explore and expand the world of the Wu-Tang clan, and marks Hulu’s second project with Brian Grazer’s Imagine following the Emmy and Grammy Award winning documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.
Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu”, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. 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.
“The Wu-Tang Clan has made an immeasurable contribution to music and our popular culture,” Hulu’s SVP of Originals, Craig Erwich, said. “Their unique musical form and authentic storytelling continues to speak to our times. This series is a conversation worthy event that will bring their history and music to life in a way that hasn’t been seen before.”
On the heels of Sacha Jenkins’ docuseries Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, it’s beautiful to see the Wu-Tang Clan continue to receive their flowers while they can smell them.
Wu-Tang: An American Saga will premiere on Hulu on Sept. 4.