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Wu-Tang’s early years are subject of a new Hulu show (co-created by RZA)

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Wu-Tang at The Breaks in Chicago (more by James Richards IV)

Wu-Tang‘s early years will be subject of a new ten-episode TV series that’s coming to Hulu, and members of the group are involved. As Deadline points out, RZA co-created and co-wrote the show with screenwriter Alex Tse, and he also serves as an executive producer alongside Method Man (and Imagine Television’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo). Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and the estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastards are consulting producers. Here’s more from Deadline:

Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

[…] “I’ve been a fan of Wu-Tang since the mid-90’s and recognized quickly how significant Wu-Tang and The RZA were to the world of hip-hop music and culture. Over the years I’ve gotten to know RZA and it’s clear that he is the soul and storyteller of Wu-Tang,” Grazer said. “Working with RZA and Alex Tse on this series has been a highlight of my career and Hulu is the perfect partner to bring this story to a global audience.”

[…] “The Wu Tang’s unique musical form and authentic storytelling continues to speak to our times,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s SVP of Originals. “This series is a conversation worthy event that will bring their history and music to life in a way that hasn’t been seen before.”

[…] “I’m delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse,” said The RZA. “Wu-Tang through our music has always strove to inspire as we entertain. This opportunity to continue the Wu – Saga in a 10-episode series will exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment. In the immortal words of ODB “Wu-Tang is for the Children.”

You can read more here and stay tuned for a premiere date, trailer, etc.

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