Wu-Tang Scripted Series Ordered By Hulu
It looks like the story of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan will be making its way to Hulu.
According to Deadline, the streaming service has given a straight-to-series order on “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” The 10 episode series comes from Wu-Tang’s own RZA, writer Alex Tse and Imagine Television.
Based on the synopsis, the series 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.”
Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will produce the series alongside RZA, Method Man and Tse. Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and GZA and the estate of O’l Dirty Bastard will serve as consulting producers for the series.
Craig Erwich, the SVP of Originals at Hulu said, “The Wu Tang’s 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.”