Wu-Tang: An American Saga
|Wu-Tang: An American Saga|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (list of episodes)|
|Original release||September 4, 2019 –|
Wu-Tang: An American Saga is an American drama web television series, created by RZA and Alex Tse, which premiered on September 4, 2019 on Hulu. The show portrays a fictionalized account of the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan. In January 2020, Hulu renewed the series for a second season.
Wu-Tang: An American Saga is set in New York City during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic in the early 1990s. It follows the Wu-Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA (Sanders), and rise amid the dangers and excesses that came with the epidemic. Seeking his own way out, Diggs turns to rap in order to carve a path to fame going against his older brother Divine (Martinez), who favored the drug trade as the means to giving their family a better life. The story depicts how it all came together for the clan as Diggs unites a dozen young black men who are torn between music and crime. The group battles against the forces that hold them down and these include their own occasional impulse to give up the fight.
- Ashton Sanders as Bobby Diggs/RZA
- Shameik Moore as Corey Woods/Sha Raider/Raekwon
- Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis Coles/D-Love/Ghostface Killah
- Julian Elijah Martinez as Mitchell "Divine" Diggs
- Marcus Callender as Oliver "Power" Grant
- Erika Alexander as Linda Diggs
- Zolee Griggs as Shurrie Diggs
- David "Dave East" Brewster as Clifford Smith/Shotgun/Method Man
- TJ Atoms as Russell Jones/Ason Unique/Ol' Dirty Bastard
- Johnell Xavier Young as Gary/GZA
- Joey Bada$$ as Inspectah Deck
- Caleb Castille as Darryl "Chino" Hill/Cappadonna
- Trayce Malachi as Young Bobby Diggs
- Jaidon Walls as Young Divine Diggs
- Vincent Pastore as Fat Larry
- Anthony Chisholm as Old Chess Player
- Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Jah Son
- Ebony Obsidian as Nia
- Stephen McKinley Henderson as Uncle Hollis
- Natalie Carter as Miss Gloria
- Bokeem Woodbine as Jerome
- Jamie Hector as Andre D Andre
- Justus David-Graham as Randy Diggs
- Samuel McKoy-Johnson as Darius Coles
- Jake Hoffman as Steve Rifkind
- JaQwan J. Kelly as Jamel Irief/Masta Killa
- Martin Fisher as Head Janitor
On October 11, 2018, it was announced that Hulu had given the production a series order consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by RZA and Alex Tse, both of whom were expected to write for the series and executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, Merrin Dungey, 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. On January 17, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date |
|1||"Can It Be All So Simple"||Chris Robinson||The RZA & Alex Tse||September 4, 2019|
|2||"Winter Warz"||Norberto Barba||The RZA & Alex Tse||September 4, 2019|
|3||"All In Together Now"||Darren Grant||The RZA & Alex Tse||September 4, 2019|
|4||"All That I Got Is You"||Tara Nicole Weyr||Rodney Barnes||September 11, 2019|
|5||"Cold World"||Jet Wilkinson||Ryan O'Nan||September 18, 2019|
|6||"Impossible"||Craig Zisk||Zina Camblin||September 25, 2019|
|7||"Box in Hand"||Malcolm D. Lee||Chelsey Lora||October 2, 2019|
|8||"Labels"||Tara Nicole Weyr||Gabe Fonseca||October 9, 2019|
|9||"I Declare War"||Craig Zisk||Zak Schwartz||October 16, 2019|
|10||"Assassination Day"||Colin Bucksey||Emily Shesh||October 23, 2019|
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