Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, and Erika Alexander were all cast in Hulu’s 10-episode series, “Wu-Tang: an American saga”.
Chris Robinson (ATL) will direct and co-produce the pilot, Variety reports.
“Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu”, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in the early 90s in New York City at the height of the crack epidemic, the show traces the formation of the clan. The group was a vision of Bobby diggs, a.k.a The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young black men torn between music and crime but who end up becoming the most unlikely of American success stories.
The series is created, written and produced by Alex Tse– the screenwriter of the remake “Superfly” – and The RZA. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will also be executive producer via Imagine Television, with Wu-Tang member Method Man also executive producer. The other members of the Wu-Tang Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, as well as Estate of Ol ‘Dirty Bastard, will serve as consultant producers on the project. Creative Director James Seidman will oversee the project for Imagine.
Ashton Sanders as Bobby
Creative and thoughtful under a tough exterior, Bobby Diggs is used to street life but cannot give up his dreams of music. He prefers to play with loops and records, but knows he must step up his efforts to provide for his family. Having been raised on a farm by his uncle, Bobby has a different outlook on life than his friends and brothers. We’ll know him as hip-hop icon The RZA.
Sanders previously starred in the Oscar-winning film “Moonlight”. He has also appeared in recent films like “Equalizer 2” and “Native Son”.
Shameik Moore as Sha
Unlucky but wouldn’t tell anyone, Sha Rader is a gunner for drug dealer Power Grant, a kid who grew up on the streets and now wields a gun without blinking. However, he still has a certain innocence and his friendship with Bobby makes it difficult to carry out his orders.
Moore recently lent his voice to the critically acclaimed animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse”. He is also known for starring in the Netflix series “The Get Down” and the feature film “Dope”.
Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis
19-year-old but already a man, Dennis âD-Loveâ Coles is a loving kid who would do anything to protect his friends and family. When not looking after his two younger brothers while his mother drinks herself to sleep, Dennis is the right-hand man to Bobby’s older brother, Divine, in their increasingly competitive drug trafficking business based in the United States of America. Stapleton area. Dennis takes his role on the Divine team seriously; he will take up any challenge if he feels threatened. But he also brings this sense of loyalty to his other connections and has an untapped talent that will help him become the Ghostface Killah artist.
Saunderson will appear in the upcoming Netflix series âMessiahâ. Her past credits also include the movie “Mother’s Milk”.
Marcus Callender as a power
Calm and focused to an unsettling degree, Power Grant is Park Hill’s best dog, an area of ââthe projects he and his gang control as the main rivals of the Divine team at Stapleton.
Callender has previously appeared in the Starz drama series “Power”. Her other TV credits include “The Breaks”, “Shades of Blue” and “Eye Candy”.
Zolee Griggs as Shurrie
Multi-talented and upbeat, Shurrie may be the second youngest of four, but she’s basically the lady of the house. She learned to take care of others and take care of all the problems at home on her own, while remaining focused on school. Shurrie is in a relationship with Dennis that no one else can know.
Recent Griggs credits include “Ballers”, “Adam Ruins Everything” and the movie “Public Disturbance”.
Erika Alexander as Linda
Linda is an overworked mother of four who has been through hell and back. Now free of her abusive husband, Linda spends most of her time working at the bistro. She knows her relationship with her children has suffered, but has to put on a good face and go to work despite it
Alexander recently appeared in the CW series âBlack Lightningâ, HBO’s âInsecureâ and the hit movie âGet Outâ.