BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, RZA, Method Man, GZA, (front) Raekwon and Cappadonna of Wu Tang Clan attends the Mtn Dew ICE launch event on January 18, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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Scripted Series Based On Wu-Tang Clan To Air On Hulu

October 11, 2018

Hulu has signed Wu-Tang Clan to produce a 10-episode, straight-to-series order on a scripted drama series coming to the streaming network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in 1990's New York City and is based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang: An American Saga takes from RZA's books The Wu-Tang Manual and its follow-up Tao of Wu.

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Along with Wu-Tang Clan's frontman, the series is co-created along with writer Alex Tse, best known for his work on the acclaimed Bay Area-set film Sucker-Free City and 2018's SuperFly starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell and Lex Scott Davis.

"Ever since I heard 'Da Mystery of Chessboxin' on the B-side maxi-cassette single of 'C.R.E.A.M.,' I've been a lifelong Wu fan." Tse said. "I'll be celebrating this by buying a pair of Clarks Wallabees,"

Imagine Television's Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, RZA, Method Man and Tse will executive produce the series. Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and GZA and including the late Ol' Dirty Bastard's Estate will serve as consulting producers.

"I'm delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse." RZA said. "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,'"

"Imagine: Hulu and Wu-Tang — I'm thrilled with this collaboration. This is a major win for hip-hop." Method Man said.
 

Craig Erwich, Hulu Senior VP Originals said "The Wu-Tang Clan has made an immeasurable contribution to music and our popular culture,"

"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." Erwich adds.

Imagine Television also produces Lee Daniels' Empire starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard on Fox.