STATEN ISLAND, NY – Upcoming docuseries, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” have added a new cast member to their roster.
Rapper and actor Dave East is set to star in the 10-part series “Shotgun”, filming around Staten Island for the next six months. Set in 1990s New York at the height of the crack epidemic, the series traces the formation of the clan.
“Shotgun is known to be a popular Staten Islander who works as an assistant manager at a concession stand near the Statue of Liberty,” according to a description of East’s character. “He’s gifted with the rap element of Hip-Hop and manages to stay out of as much trouble as possible. Shotgun is none other than the one and only Method Man.
East, originally from Harlem, is best known for his music career, which began in 2014 with his mixtape “Black Rose”. He has also collaborated with Chris Brown and Rick Ross on tracks.
As “An American Saga” unfolds, more information about the casting is revealed. Julian Elijah Martinez will play Divine, CEO of Wu-Tang Productions and brother of Wu-Tang frontman RZA. Divine’s role is described as “being an intelligent gentleman of the streets who tolerates harsh love towards his younger brother Bobby and ends up getting locked up.” His challenge is raised when he is confronted with the continuation of Operation Wu-Tang while he is behind bars. “
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The series will be written by RZA with Alex Tse, and it will be produced by RZA, Method Man, Tse, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA and the Ol ‘Dirty Bastard Estate will be consultants.
The cast and crew affiliated with the series have been spotted at the Fox Hill Apartments in Clifton and Berry Houses in Dongan Hills.