Interview by Paul Salfen
Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Hulu’s series about the birth of the Staten Island hip-hop collective, returned to Hulu September 8th.
In early 1990s New York, Bobby Diggs (RZA) strives to unite a dozen young black men who are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories. The childhood experiences of RZA are recreated in the storyline of the show.
The 10-episode Season One premiered on Hulu in September 2019. The second season kicks off two years later on September 8th with the first three episodes of Season 2; subsequent episodes will be released on “Wu-Wednesdays.”
The RZA — a.k.a. Bobby Diggs — serves as executive producer and co-creator of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, with the Clan’s Method Man also on board as executive producer. The series retells the unlikely union of the Wu-Tang Clan, which formed despite the young rappers beefing with one another before becoming members of the legendary rap group.
While season one focussed on the group’s formation, season two focuses on the creation of their classic debut album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’.
The series follows members of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan in a fictionalized account of how they came together amid the crack cocaine epidemic in the early 1990s.