A new docu-series about the legendary hip-hop group, the Wu-Tang Clan, is headed to Showtime and will air later this year.
“The Wu-Tang Clan is a seminal group that deserves a seminal documentary,” Vinnie Malhotra, Executive Vice President, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc said in a statement.
“Sacha Jenkins delivers just that, not only reminding us of their powerful history through vintage footage, but also placing their impact in modern-day perspective that will be meaningful both to their diehard fans and music fans in general. I’m excited to be returning to Sundance with Sacha years after his directorial debut with what I believe to be his best work yet.”
The doc comes as the group celebrate the 25th anniversary of their breakout debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). According to the release, the "looks back on their career, combining intimate and reflective interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances.
"The series follows the founding members – RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna – many of whom were childhood friends in the hardscrabble world of ’70s and ’80s Staten Island and Brooklyn. Their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit brought them together to overcome the poverty, violence and oppression of their neighborhoods."
Nas shared the news via his Instagram account over the weekend.