Hulu has set six collection regulars for its upcoming scripted collection on the origins of The Wu-Tang Clan, Selection has discovered.
Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, and Erika Alexander have all been solid within the 10-episode collection, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” Full character descriptions could be learn beneath. As well as, Chris Robinson–who beforehand directed a number of episodes of reveals like “Star” and “The New Version Story”–has come onboard to direct and co-executive produce the pilot.
“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is impressed by “The Wu-Tang Guide” and “Tao of Wu”, and based mostly on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early ’90s New York on the top of the crack cocaine epidemic, the present tracks the Clan’s formation. The group was a imaginative and prescient of Bobby Diggs, aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen younger, black males which might be torn between music and crime however finally rise to grow to be the unlikeliest of American success tales.
The collection is created, written, and govt produced by Alex Tse–the author of the “Superfly” remake–and The RZA. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo can even govt produce by way of Think about Tv, with Wu-Tang member Technique Man additionally govt producing. Fellow Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, in addition to the Property of Ol’ Soiled Bastard, will function consulting producers on the venture. Inventive govt James Seidman will oversee the venture for Think about.
Ashton Sanders as Bobby Diggs (RZA)
Inventive and considerate beneath a hardened exterior, Bobby Diggs is accustomed to road life however can’t let go of his goals about music. He’d somewhat mess with loops and information, however is aware of he has to step up in an effort to present for his household. Having been raised on a farm by his uncle, Bobby has a distinct outlook on life than his mates and brothers. We’ll come to know him as hip-hop icon The RZA.
Sanders beforehand starred within the Oscar-winning movie “Moonlight.” He additionally appeared in current movies like “Equalizer 2” and “Native Son.” He’s repped by Hyperion and Felker Toczek.
Shameik Moore as Sha Rader
Down on his luck however would by no means inform anybody about it, Sha Rader is a gunner for drug vendor Energy Grant, a child who grew up on the streets who now wields a gun with out blinking. He’s nonetheless acquired some innocence to him, nonetheless, and his friendship with Bobby makes it powerful to hold out his orders.
Moore just lately lent his voice to the critically-acclaimed animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.” He’s additionally recognized for starring within the Netflix collection “The Get Down” and the characteristic movie “Dope.” He’s repped by CAA and Three Six Zero Leisure.
Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis Coles (Ghostface Killah)
19 years outdated however already a person, Dennis “D-Love” Coles is a loving child who would do something to guard his family and friends. When he’s not caring for his two youthful brothers whereas his mother drinks herself to sleep, Dennis serves because the right-hand man to Bobby’s older brother Divine of their more and more aggressive drug dealing enterprise based mostly out of the Stapleton space. Dennis takes his function in Divine’s crew severely; he’ll step as much as any problem if he feels threatened. However he brings that sense of loyalty to his different relationships, too—and has an untapped expertise that may assist him develop into the artist Ghostface Killah.
Saunderson will seem within the upcoming Netflix collection “Messiah.” His previous credit additionally embody the movie “Mom’s Milk.”
Marcus Callender as Energy Grant
Quiet and centered to an unsettling diploma, Energy Grant is the highest canine of Park Hill, an space within the initiatives that he and his gang management because the chief rivals to Divine’s crew in Stapleton.
Callender beforehand appeared within the Starz drama collection “Energy.” His different TV credit embody “The Breaks,” “Shades of Blue,” and “Eye Sweet.” He’s repped by Henderson Hogan Company and JLC Leisure Group.
Zolee Griggs as Shurrie
Multi-talented and optimistic, Shurrie could be the second-youngest of 4, however she’s principally the girl of the home. She’s taught herself find out how to look after others and handle any points across the dwelling, all of the whereas staying centered on college. Shurrie is in a relationship with Dennis that nobody can learn about.
Griggs’ current credit embody “Ballers,” “Adam Ruins Every part,” and the movie “Public Disturbance.” She is repped by International Artists Company and LVL Up Administration.
Erika Alexander as Linda
Linda is an overworked mom of 4 who has been by means of hell and again. Now rid of her abusive husband, Linda spends most of her time on the rib store working. She is aware of her relationship together with her kids has suffered, however has to placed on a courageous face and go to work despite it
Alexander has just lately appeared within the CW collection “Black Lightning,” HBO’s “Insecure,” and the blockbuster movie “Get Out.” She is repped by Greene & Associates Expertise Company and Untitled Leisure.
Robinson is repped by CAA, Artists First, and Fox Rothschild.
(Pictured: RZA, left; Ashton Sanders, proper)
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