Dave East is set to star as Method Man in the upcoming Hulu series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
The 10-episode drama, written by RZA, is based on the early days of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Harlem rapper East will play a character named Shotgun (aka Method Man), and will be a series regular alongside Julian Elijah Martinez. The Sopranos star Vincent Pastore also has a recurring role in the show.
Read the synopsis (via Deadline) below.
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.
RZA and Method Man are executive producing the show. 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.