After the critically acclaimed success of Showtime’s Of Mic and Men, accompanied by the soundtrack’s EP, The Wu are back again with a well-deserved biopic.
Too expansive for a full-length motion picture, the complicated and historic story of The Wu will be chronicled in a limited series premiering this September on Hulu, titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga, which was co-created and co-wrote by RZA along with Watchmen/Superfly screenwriter Alex Tse.
Comprising of 10 detailed episodes, Wu-Tang: An American Saga is 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.
Executive produced by The RZA, Method Man, it will star Shameik Moore (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Get Down), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Erika Alexander (Get Out, Black Lightning, Insecure), Julian Elijah Martinez (Elementary), Siddiq Sanderson (Messiah), Marcus Callender (Power), Zolee Griggs (Ballers) and Vinnie Pastore (The Sopranos). Portraying the Wu-Tang elders: Joey Bada$$ as Inspectah Deck and Dave East (Beats) as Method Man.
In addition, Hulu dropped the first teaser trailer starring the majority of the cast in character, with most of the group’s members getting a closeup introduction.
Check out the trailer above.