Wu-Tang: An American Saga on Hulu

 

Deadline has also confirmed that If Beale Street Could Talk actress Ebony Obsidian has landed a key recurring role on Hulu’s forthcoming scripted series Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

Inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu”, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan, the series is set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation. The group was 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.

Obsidian will play Nia, Divine’s girlfriend who turned a blind eye to his drug dealing. But his recent encounters may be the thing that pushes her and their relationship past the breaking point.

The news comes after it was recently announced that Obsidian would be joining Amazon Prime Video’s The Hunt, the vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series executive produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele. She also appeared in the hit web series Tough Love.

-Deadline

 

The Hunt on Amazon

 

The Hunt, created by David Weil, follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans. Lerman plays Jonah Heidelbaum. When his grandmother is killed by a mysterious intruder in their apartment, he sets out to find the killer. While doing so, he becomes swept up with The Hunters. Mulvany is set to play Sister Harriet, one of the members of The Hunt.

The newly announced recurring roles include Ebony Obsidian (If Beale Street Could Talk) as Carol Hawthorne, Jonah’s neighbor and romantic interest. Caleb Emery (Little) and Henry Hunter Hall (When They See Us) will play Jonah’s best friends Arthur “Bootyhole” McGuigan and Sherman “Cheeks” Johnson respectively.James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy) plays veteran FBI agent Detective Grimbsy who is also Millie’s (Hinton) boss at the New York bureau. Berlin (The Night Of) rounds out the recurring cast as Jonah’s grandmother.

 

BOMBSHELL by BLEU

 

“I’m really comfortable in the fact that I’m not perfect, and it took me a long time to get there. Every now and then, I feel like there’s so much more to do and to be done, but I’m really proud when I look back and see what I’ve done thus far.”

-Ebony Obsidian

 

The Italian Reve Feature

“Se potessi parlare con Adrienne le direi che questo è solo l’inizio. Tutto sembra così grande quando sei giovane, ma individuare l’origine dei tuoi sentimenti è fondamentale per stare meglio e sentirti più appagata – non aver paura di guardarti dentro. La incoraggerei a parlare quando qualcosa non le va bene. Le ricorderei che ognuno ha i propri fardelli nella vita e nessuno è più o meno importante dell’altro; che l’amore si trova solo nella verità, e che l’odio molto spesso deriva dal dolore.”

-Ebony Obsidian

Photos by Makeda Sanford

#MLKNow 2019 by Blackout for Human Rights

 

“To speak these words, to be in this place, I am in awe. Thank you United Blackout for allowing me to be a part of this monumental remembrance and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the intimate love that was Winnie and Nelson Mandela. I will never forget this.”

-Ebony Obsidian

 

Twenty 4 Seven Magazine

 

“I was hesitant to pursue acting at first. It took 5 years before I decided I had to give it a shot. I had graduated high school early, took time off, started studying journalism and quickly realized I could only tell stories if I was allowed to be fully affected by them…”

-Ebony Obsidian

Photo by Laine Bowen

Photo by Laine Bowen