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'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' Series Headed To Hulu

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The upcoming drama series created and written by Alex Tse (SuperFly) and Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA, has received a 10-episode order from Hulu and will be executive produced by Imagine’s Brian Grazer (Empire, Genius) and Francie Calfo (Empire, Genius), Wu-Tang Clan’s The RZA and Method Man, and Tse. Imagine Television creative executive James Seidman will oversee the project for Imagine. 

Based on one of the most influential and important groups in hip-hop history, the series marks the latest high-profile original series order from Hulu that aims to deliver authentic, culturally-relevant storytelling to today’s audiences. The series will explore and expand the world of the Wu-Tang clan, and marks Hulu’s second project with Brian Grazer’s Imagine following the documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years."

"Wu-Tang: An American Saga" is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu”, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. 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.  

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

Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and GZA as well as the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, will serve as consulting producers on the project.   

"Wu-Tang: An American Saga" is the latest music project on the streaming channel. Others include "8 Mile," the Grammy Award-winning documentary "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years," and "Empire."  

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