The 1st Actors In The New Wu-Tang Series Have Been Cast. See Ghostface & RZA

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In late 2018, surrounding the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, it was reported that a drama series based on the formation of Wu-Tang Clan is in development. Hulu ordered 10 episodes of the series titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The events of the upcoming drama pull extensively from The Wu-Tang Manual and The Tao Of The Wu, texts authored by RZA.

The series is created, written, and executive produced by RZA as well as Alex Tse–the screenwriter of the 2018’s Superfly remake. Method Man joins The Abbott as an E.P. Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and O.D.B.’s estate will be consulting producers. According to Deadline, Chris Robinson will direct the first episode, which begins the drama in 1990s New York City. He previously called the shows for ATL and The New Edition Story.

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Although filming has not begun, some lead roles have been cast, per Deadline. RZA has found the actor who will portray him. Ashton Sanders, the lead actor in Moonlight will now play the multi-faceted Robert Diggs. The 23-year-old Sanders is from Carson, California, and also played a small background role in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton.

 

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The part of Ghostface Killah has also been confirmed. Siddiq Saunderson will play the rapper whose birth name is Dennis Coles. Per Deadline, the film portrays the Wu co-founder, then known as “D-Love,” at 19 years old. The actor has previously played “Keon Brooks” on TV series Messiah.

 

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Besides the two rappers in the Clan, other castings include Dope alum Shameik Moore who will portray “Sha Rader,” an enforcer within the Wu’s Staten Island street circle.

 

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In the series, a leader of that clique is Oli “Power” Grant. The real-life Power has been an executive producer on many Wu music releases and was the founding CEO of Wu-Wear. That role belongs to Marcus Callender, another actor who briefly appeared in Straight Outta Compton, but is perhaps best known for the role of “Ray Ray” on the series Power.

 

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Actress Zolee Griggs will play RZA’s sister “Shurrie.” That character is in a relationship with the “Ghostface Killah” role, which must reportedly be kept secret among the circle. In real life, Ghost’ and RZA’s sister were in a long-term relationship.

 

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It is unclear at this time when Wu-Tang: An American Saga will air. Last month, the trailer to Sacha Jenkins’ Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men RZA and Ghost’ are working on Horror film Angel Of Dustreleased as the four-part documentary screened at the Sundance Film Festival. That will be available to Showtime subscribers on May 17. Additionally, it was recently reported that. Both are responsible for the upcoming works’ story, while RZA is directing.