Hulu Gives A Straight-To-Series Order To Wu-Tang Clan’s New Scripted Drama
by Aisha Buchanan
Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to Wu-Tang Clan’s new scripted drama.
Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode order, is inspired by The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. The series is set in New York’s grimmey 90’s era, in the height of the crack epidemic.
The series is co-created by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and writer Alex Tse (SuperFly). The series will be executive produced by Imagine Televsion’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo alongside RZA and Method Man. Other members of the Wu-Tang Clan including Ghostface Killa, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s estate, will serve as consulting producers on the project. Creative executive James Seidman will also oversee the project.
“I’m delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse. 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.’”
“I’ve been a fan of Wu-Tang since the mid-’90s and recognized quickly how significant Wu-Tang and RZA were to the world of hip-hop music and culture. Over the years I’ve gotten to know RZA, and it’s clear that he is the soul and storyteller of Wu-Tang. Working with RZA and Alex Tse on this series has been a highlight of my career, and Hulu is the perfect partner to bring this story to a global audience,”