RZA and Alex Tse on the Success of Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga [Exclusive Interview]

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

For the sensational American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, every member was an important piece of the chessboard that harmonized to be one of the most successful musical groups. As for Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, RZA, along with writer Alex Tse, composed a successful television series about the musical group that combined music, storytelling, and performance.

Now in its second season with the streaming service Hulu, the musical hip hop group is on the brink of formation as they realized their talents can take them off the streets.

Here’s the official synopsis of Wu-Tang: An American Saga:

The Clan is disillusioned with life in the projects, and Bobby knows that success in the music industry could be their ticket to better lives. But getting the Clan members to drop everything for music isn’t easy. The resentment between Dennis, Sha, Power, and Divine still runs deep, while the other Clan members struggle to deal with intercity life. This time around, Bobby is dedicated to authenticity and though he knows he can lead his crew through the challenges of the music business, the Clan’s fractures may prove too much to overcome.

The streaming series star Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Julian Elijah Martinez, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, T.J. Atoms, Erika Alexander, and Dave East. RZA and Alex Tse created the series.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with executive producers and series creators RZA and Alex Tse on the success of the show. We talked about how everything clicked to tell this fascinating series.

RZA is an American rapper, actor, filmmaker, and record producer. He is the de facto leader of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan and produced most albums for the group and its members. Also, he is involved in filmmaking since the 1990s, including scoring Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2. He made his directorial debut with The Man with the Iron Fists in 2012 and acted in American Gangster, Brick Mansions, Gang Related, and Californication.

Alex Tse is an American screenwriter who wrote the 2004’s gangster film Sucker Free City. Later, he co-wrote the 2009 superhero film Watchmen and wrote the action film Superfly in 2018.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is currently in its second season, which is streaming on Hulu today.

Watch the exclusive interview with RZA and Alex Tse below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Hulu

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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