The first full-length trailer for Hulu’s upcoming scripted series about the Wu-Tang Clan shows how Bobby Diggs a.k.a. RZA formed what would become one of the most influential rap groups in music history.
“Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” tracks the rise of the Wu-Tang clan, inspired by RZA’s books “The Wu-Tang Manuel” and “Tao of Wu.” Wu-Tang members RZA and Method Man are behind the series, which is written by RZA and Alex Tse, who serves as showrunner.
Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men who are torn between music and crime, but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
You can watch the trailer in the video above.
Imagine Television’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will executive produce, alongside RZA, Tse and Method Man. Fellow Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and GZA will serve as consulting producers on the project, as will the estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
The series stars Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Dave East, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Julian Elijah Martinez, Zolee Griggs, Erika Alexander, TJ Atoms and Johnell Young.
“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” debuts on Wednesday, Sept. 4 with the first three episodes.