Wu-Tang Clan doesn’t give a fuck, but Hulu and Showtime are playing with their backstory in separate biopic projects this year. Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is the scripted version of Showtime’s documentary, which has already been released, so how accurate will the rap group’s life story be?
That was the first question on Friday during the Television Critics Association press tour.
“We like to call it historical fiction,” co-creator, writer and executive producer Alex Tse told reporters. “So there are things that actually happened, there are versions of events, some moving in the timeline – but spiritually, it’s very true and accurate.”
“You condense the moments,” explained The RZA, who bears the same titles as Tse. “It’s like concentrated grape juice. Let the public [bring] water to it.
“You will be able to balance what is reality and what is not,” said the current member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
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”. Check it out here.
Hulu made a ton of announcements this morning at the TCA. In addition to the trailer for “Wu-Tang”, the streaming service also shared a teaser for “Looking for Alaska”, a first deal with Amy Schumer, the renewal of season 4 for “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a new series with Padma Lakshmi, the guest cast of season 2 of “Ramy” by Mahershala Ali, the first dates of “Dollface” and “Reprisal” and the premiere of season 3 of “Marvel’s Runaways”.
You were told it was a lot.