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Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 2 Release Date, Plot, And Cast - What We Know So Far

Few rap groups are as iconic or successful as the Wu-Tang Clan. The group has been nothing less than a powerhouse in the realm of hip-hop since the release of their first album in 1993. Unique among rap groups at the time, the group has always been composed of at least eight core members. Likewise, they set themselves apart by adopting a unique aesthetic centered around vintage kung-fu flicks.

Years later, in the wake of successful hip-hop biopics like "Straight Outta Compton" and "All Eyes On Me," the group saw their own story memorialized on the small screen with "Wu-Tang: An American Saga." Originally released on Hulu in 2019, the show focused on the life of Clan member and executive producer Bobby "RZA" Diggs as he and others begin coalescing into the Wu-Tang Clan. However, the show's single season didn't tell the full story, leading to the potential for a second season.

Updated August 4, 2021: This article has been updated to include new release date information.

When will Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 2 release?

The Wu-Tang Clan announced the existence of "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" Season 2 way back in January 2020 via their YouTube channel. Since then, neither Hulu nor the Wu-Tang Clan have released much in the way of information regarding the show's ongoing development. Unfortunately, an exception has not been made for the second season's release date.

"An American Saga" Season 1 was originally announced in October 2018 (via Deadline). It would not officially release on Hulu until September 2019. With 11 months separating the announcement and release of the original season, fans can't expect that exact schedule to unfold for Season 2, or it'd be out already. As the original announcement for Season 2 was made before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, one can only assume said pandemic has affected the turnaround time. That was likely the case, but fortunately, Hulu finally has some news on this front, and it's better than fans could have even hoped: "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" Season 2 will premiere on the Disney-owned streamer on Wednesday, September 8. According to TVLine, the first three episodes will all drop on release day, with subsequent episodes premiering every Wednesday without any breaks.

What will Season 2 be focused on?

While both Season 1 and Season 2 of "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" focus on the founding of the eponymous Wu-Tang Clan, Season 2 is slated to delve deeper into the music than its predecessor. Season 1, while important to the group's formation, focused just as heavily on the lives of its characters. Now, according to Clan Member/de facto leader RZA, Season 2 is going to focus heavily on the creation of the group's first album, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)."

"In season one, we rarely touched into the actual recording of '36 Chambers' ... there are certain things that happened in that studio that are hilarious, that's the capturing of our youth, and also that's iconic," RZA told Rolling Stone in an interview in early 2021.

RZA went on to reveal that the show will also focus on minor developments that Wu-Tang Clan fans have been waiting to see. For instance, fans can expect to see Clan members Clifford "Shotgun" Smith and Russel "ODB" Jones attain their respective titles of Method Man and "the one-man army Ason." Anything else has been kept a relative secret.

Who will be in Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 2?

For the most part, Wu-Tang fans can expect to see the same faces from the first season when Season 2 of "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" finally rolls around. The only change in cast that fans should prepare for comes in the character of Jason Hunter (also known as Rebel or Inspectah Deck). While Season 1 saw Hunter portrayed by American rapper Joey Bada$$, the pop star is being replaced by Uyoata Udi for Season 2 (via All Hip Hop).

Beyond that, it can be safely assumed that the other core characters will be portrayed by their regular actors. This includes Ashton Sanders reprising the role of Bobby Diggs and Julian Elijah Martinez returning as his brother, Mitchell "Divine" Diggs. Likewise, actors such as Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, and Marcus Callender are all slated to return as their respective characters for Season 2.