Up from the 36 seasons… Hulu has commissioned 10 episodes of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a new drama series around legendary hip-hop act Wu-Tang Clan. It has been created by RZA, regarded by many as Wu-Tang’s lynchpin, along with writer Alex Tse and it will tell the story of the formation of the group in the early 1990s and their exhilarating rise against a backdrop of drugs, crime and impoverishment.
“This opportunity to continue the Wu saga in a 10-episode series will exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment,” said RZA in a statement. “In the immortal words of ODB, ‘Wu-Tang is for the Children.’”
This November marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), their astonishing debut album, so the timing is on point. Biopics, however, do not have a great history – often let down by a sanitised script and actors looking nothing like the pop stars they are supposed to be portraying – by the involvement of RZA should hopefully elevate this above the pack.