According to Variety, Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode drama about how a guy living in ‘90s New York named Bobby Diggs became RZA and formed the iconic Wu-Tang Clan rap group. The series will be written by both RZA and Alex Tse, the writer behind the recent SuperFly remake, with Method Man executive producing and Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and the estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on board as consulting producers. So, this is essentially (most of) the Wu-Tang Clan telling its origin story, and while there’s nothing in the Variety report to suggest this won’t be a straight, Straight Outta Compton-style approach, we have to assume the Wu-Tang guys will want to insert some of the kung-fu-inspired flair they’re known for. Honestly, we can’t imagine that anyone would object to just making this a karate show.
In a statement, RZA said he’s excited to be working with Hulu to “explore the vast story of the Wuniverse,” and that the show will “exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment.” He also added, “in the immortal words of ODB, ‘Wu-Tang is for the children.’” Brian Grazer, who is also producing, released a statement that’s not quite as entertaining, saying that he’s been a fan of Wu-Tang since the ‘90s and he’s known since then “how significant Wu-Tang and The RZA were to the world of hip-hop and culture.”
There’s no word on casting or a possible premiere date, so it might be a while before we hear more about this.