Wu-Tang: An America Saga stars Joey Bada$$ as Inspectah Deck and Dave East as Method Man.
The series is based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in the early ’90s, it captures the forming of the Wu-Tang Clan, the vision of Bobby Diggs aka RZA, who unites the men torn between music and crime, but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories. Joey Bada$$ stars as Inspectah Deck and Dave East as Method Man.
The inspiration behind the series
Wu-Tang: An America Saga is inspired by RZA’s books, The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu. The Wu-Tang Manual focuses on “the intricate web of personalities (and alter egos), warrior codes, numerological systems, and Eastern spiritual ethics that define the Wu-Tang dynasty.” Tao of Wu, on the other hand, tracks RZA “from the moment he first heard the call of hip hop to the death of his cousin and member of the Clan, Russel Jones, aka ODB.”
Creators, writers and producers
Alex Tse (Superfly) and RZA are the creators and writers of the series, while Brian Grazer is the producer. Furthermore, Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man, Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and the estate of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard are consulting producers.
Brian GrazerOver 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. Moreover, Hulu is the perfect partner to bring this story to a global audience.
The trailer for Wu-Tang: An America Saga
The trailer for the series is anchored by the slogan “Born in Shaolin, Made in America”. In detail, it opens with RZA forming his creative aesthetic. In other words, he’s gazing at a Kung-Fu movie and honing his chops on the turntables. The trailer follows his attempts to get a dozen young men into, what will eventually become, the biggest hip hop group in the United States.
Earlier this year, Showtime released a documentary series about the group, titled Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men.