MEET ASHTON SANDERS & JULIAN ELIJIAH MARTINEZ | WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA

Based on one of the most influential Rap groups in history, Wu-Tang: An American Saga is based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan’s formation.

Set in early ’90s in New York, at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the journeys of a young black, men torn between the streets of crime and their music.

The streets made them enemies but music made them brothers.

ASHTON SANDERS AS RZA

He stepped outside from the party to spark a light. Dressed elegantly in a gray pinned-stripped suit, off-white turtle neck adorned with a satin sash. I congratulated him on his performance.

Ashton Sanders; best known for his role as Teen Chiron in the Academy Award winning film, Moonlight, gives memorizing portrayal of Bobby Riggs, AKA Prince Rakeim AKA, RZA .

Uncovered Truths

Most interesting is the details of discovery from the childhood of RZA. Raw and vulnerable you’re confronted to understand what music really meant to Bobbie. It was his liberator.

Julian Elijah Martinez becomes Divine Diggs

He is even more charming in person. Dapper in a plaid coat, Julian Elijah Martinez knew portraying this story was going to be historic.

My family is from Staten Island and it’s a story thats not often told , so it feels like this piece is going to be historic in some kind of aspect cause at the very least we are telling Staten Island Story “

On What he learned about Playing Divine

“Divine historically is a very quiet person but then when you start breaking him down and breakdown what he does, He one of the most brilliant business mens in music.”

Julian Elijah Martinez

Julian admits to not knowing much about Divine’s connection in the Wu-Tang story before casted the role.

Divine, a rising drug lord with eyes on expanding his business and product, provides for his family.

Becoming Devine

I didn’t know anything about Devine until i was cast. Devin historically a very quiet person but then when you start breaking them down and breakdown what he does he one of the most brilliant business mans in music,

Crack Epidemic -Early 90s

The crack epidemic of the 1990s destroyed lives, ravished communities and piled up a a death toll of those warring to profit from its revenue.

Julian mirrors the similarities of Eric Garner’s death as a contemporary version of a what happened in the early 90s. #ICantBreathewith

” I did not realize the extent of what crack did to that island. I didn’t realize the police brutality”

Julian Elijah Martinez

Wu-Tang: An American Saga will join Hulu’s award-winning originals slate. It will also premiere on Hulu! New episodes Wednesday!

Created and Written by: The RZA, Alex Tse (Superfly) Executive Producers: The RZA, Method ManConsulting Producers: Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA and the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard 

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