In September 2019, the Hulu biographical series Wu-Tang: An American Saga premiered to great reviews from critics and audiences.
A fictionalized account detailing the formation of the legendary hip-hop group, Wu-Tang: An American Saga stars Moonlight breakout Ashton Sanders in the role of RZA, Shameik Moore as Raekwon, Living Single’s Erika Alexander and Dave East as Method Man. The series also stars Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, Johnell Young, Julian Elijah Martinez.
The official description: Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, Black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
In 2020, a second season order of Wu-Tang: An American Saga was commissioned by Hulu. However, no airdate for the second season of the acclaimed Hulu series has been announced, leaving many fans wondering what to expect.
In an interview Rolling Stone this past February, RZA talked about what audiences can expect in the second chapter of Wu-Tang: An American Saga. He said that it would focus on the recording of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the group’s groundbreaking debut album.
“I think one big thing is that in [the past] season we rarely touched into the recording of 36 Chambers…there are certain things that happened in that studio that are hilarious, that’s the caption of our youth, and also that’s iconic,” RZA said. “This season is gonna be even more unpredictable but layered into the fun of what 36 Chambers mean to so many people around the world.”
In a later interview with Variety, RZA also confirmed that U-God will play a role in season two and has been consulting on the show. There’s still no word on which actor will portray U-God.