(AllHipHop News) The Wu-Tang Clan is headed to television. Video streamer Hulu picked up the series titled Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
Set in the 1990s in New York City, the show will tell the true life story of the legendary Hip Hop group. The Wu's de facto leader Robert "RZA" Diggs is working with writer Alex Tse (Watchmen, Superfly) to create the program. RZA's The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu books are inspiring Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
"I'm delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse. Wu-Tang, through our music, has always strove to inspire as we entertain," RZA told The Hollywood Reporter. "This opportunity to continue the Wu saga in a 10-episode series will exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment. In the immortal words of ODB, 'Wu-Tang is for the Children.'"
RZA and Clifford "Method Man" Smith are listed as executive producers, along with Academy Award and Emmy winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24) of Imagine Television. Meth offered, "Imagine: Hulu and Wu-Tang — I'm thrilled with this collaboration. This is a major win for Hip Hop."
Wu-Tang Clan released numerous albums since 1993, including the rap classic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Besides RZA and Method Man, the collective also consisted of GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, and Masta Killa as well as various affiliated acts.