Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuthing ta f— with, but both Hulu and Showtime are messing with their story in separate biographical projects this year. Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is the scripted version to Showtime’s documentary, which is already out, so exactly how accurate to the rap group’s life story will the still-upcoming one be?
That was the first question Friday at the show’s Television Critics Association press tour panel.
“We like to call it a historical fiction,” co-creator, writer and executive producer Alex Tse told reporters. “So, there are things in it that actually happened, there are versions of events, some moving around the timeline — but spiritually it’s very truthful and accurate.”
“You condense the moments,” The RZA, who carries the same titles as Tse, explained. “It’s like concentrated grape juice. Let the audience [bring] water to it.”
“You’ll be able to balance what’s reality and what ain’t,” the actual member of Wu-Tang Clan said.
In addition to RZA, Wu-Tang Clan is made up of Method Man, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Cappadonna and Masta Killa.
Earlier on Friday, Hulu released a trailer for “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” Watch that here.
Hulu had a ton of announcements this morning at TCA. In addition to the “Wu-Tang” trailer, the streaming service also shared a teaser for “Looking for Alaska,” a first-look deal with Amy Schumer, the Season 4 renewal for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a new series with Padma Lakshmi, the “Ramy” Season 2 guest-casting of Mahershala Ali, debut dates for “Dollface” and “Reprisal” and the Season 3 premiere for “Marvel’s Runaways.”
We told you it was a lot.