March 6, 2019

Dave East Set To Join Wu-Tang Clan TV Series

Dave East Set To Join Wu-Tang Clan TV Series
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Wu-Tang Clan is back!

The story behind one of hip hop’s most legendary stables is on its way to the small screen with Hulu’s 10-episode series Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

According to Deadline, Dave East is set to star in the new series as a character named Shotgun. The article describes the character as “tall, with a knack for rhymes, Shotgun takes pride in being the assistant manager at the concession stand next to the Statue of Liberty. A popular figure in Staten Island, he stays above the turf wars.” The characted is based on Method Man.

Another actor was announced, Julian Elijah Martinez who is set to play a street boss named Divine. Deadline describes his role as, “clean cut and serious, Divine wears the uniform of a street boss. At a young age, he’s become a name to be remembered, but is ready to move a step up. He keeps a tight watch on his crew, often coming down hard on his little brother, Bobby. When Divine gets locked up, he tries to keep the operation moving from behind bars.”

RZA and Superfly writer Alex Tse are both listed as the writers and creators of the project which is described by the publication as follows:

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 (Ashton Sanders) 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.

Are you excited?