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.