'Wu-Tang: An America Saga': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about origins of legendary band

Based on the books 'The Wu-Tang Manualand Tao of Wu' by RZA, the series is set in the 1990s New York City which saw the rise of the cocaine epidemic and the Wu-Tang Clan.


                            'Wu-Tang: An America Saga': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about origins of legendary band

If the origins of the Wu-Tang Clan and the history behind the band of brothers from across the neighborhood coming together to risk it all for their music has always fascinated you, Hulu has a gift for you. Titled 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga', the upcoming series will follow the creation of the clan back in '90s New York as the men come together to pursue their dreams, not letting anything that gets in their way, stop them. But before the inspiring tale comes to the streaming platform, here's all you need to know about it.

Release date

'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' premieres this year, on September 4, only on Hulu, with the first three episodes. The remaining seven - one for each studio album - will air on Wednesdays. 

Plot

Based on the books 'The Wu-Tang Manualand Tao of Wu' by RZA, the series is set in 1990s New York City which was experiencing the boom of the crack cocaine epidemic. The story will follow "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."

RZA attends the #IMDboat At San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Day Three at The IMDb Yacht on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.

 

Creator

The series comes from RZA and Alex Tse, both of who were also expected to write the screenplay, and executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Method Man. Consulting producers were set to consist of Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and GZA as well as the estate of Ol' Dirty Bastard. Production companies were slated to include Imagine Television.

Actor Ashton Sanders attends the "Native Son" Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

Cast

Ashton Sanders known for his work in the Academy-Award nominated film 'Moonlight', and also on 'Native Son', will be playing the artist who is soon to be known as RZA. 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse's Shameik Moore will be playing the role of Sha Rader, and 'Messiah' star Siddiq Saunderson will be appearing as Dennis “D-Love” Coles, who is also known as Ghostface Killah. Other than that, the series will star Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Alex Tse, RZA, and Method Man.

Shameik Moore attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.

Trailer

The first official trailer for the series arrived just a week ago and it's safe to say, everything is off to a good start. The music, the drama, the circumstances, and their resolute journey is all sprinkled in bits and pieces throughout the clip. Check it out here:



 

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