Deadline is reporting that Anthony Chisholm, Armen Garo and Caleb Castille are the latest names to join the cast of Hulu drama series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a ten-episode drama focusing on one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history.
Created and written by Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA and writer Alex Tse, the series is set in early 90’s 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. Chris Robinson is set to direct and co-executive produce the pilot episode.
Anthony Chisholm (whose credits include Random Acts Of Flyness and Chi-Raq) will be playing the role of Old Chess Player, an older man with a sense of humour, he beats Bobby in a few games of chess at the park.
Armen Garo (whose credits include The Sopranos and Vinyl) will be playing the role of Vinnie, an Italian mobster, friend of Fat Larry and Patxi.
Caleb Castille (whose credits include Run The Race and Woodlawn) will be playing the role of Darryl “Chino” Hill, an inmate in the same prison as Divine, and is from a rival neighbourhood.
The series is being executive produced by Wu-Tang clan members The RZA and Method Man, alongside Alex Tse and Imagine Television’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Fellow Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa and GZA, as well as the estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, will serve as consulting producers.