Following the premiere of the Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men docu-series at Sundance Film Festival, Hulu has ordered 10 episodes of its upcoming scripted drama detailing the humble beginnings of the Staten Island group. Hulu has already tapped the likes of Shameik Moore (Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse), Erika Alexander (Living Single), Siddiq Saunderson, and Marcus Callender has been tapped to star in the series.
Sanders will play Bobby (the RZA) while Saunderson has been slated to play Dennis/D-Love (aka Ghostface Killah). Moore will portray a gunman for drug dealer Power Grant while Callender will play Power himself. Wu members Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and GZA will serve as consulting producers with Method Man as one of the show’s executive producers.
The plot synopsis describes the show as: “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.”
Although there’s no word on when the show will premiere, it is expected to arrive later this year.
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