If telling the story of five young Black men forming a legendary rap group was a huge success in the 2015 film, “Straight Outta Compton,” then surely doubling the number of men, and adding additional hours of content means even more success, right? That’s what Hulu is hoping for as they announced a new 10-episode series, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” via THR.
As the name implies, ‘Wu-Tang’ will focus on the titular rap group and tells the story of the group’s formation and rise to superstardom, thanks to the genius of Bobby Digs, aka RZA. Wu-Tang Clan went on to release 5 albums, tallying over 40 million sold worldwide. Not too shabby.
“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is produced by the aforementioned RZA alongside Brain Grazer (“Empire”), Franci Calfo, Alex Tse, and original Wu-Tang member Method Man. The series is created by RZA and writer Alex Tse, who is probably best known for his recent film “Superfly.”
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“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,’ ” RZA said.
“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,” Grazer said.
No release date has been set, but “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” has quickly jumped onto one of the most-anticipated series of 2019.