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How to Get Cast in Hulu's "Wu-Tang: An American Saga"

Wu-Tang An American Saga

New York, NY - September 4, 2019: Johnell Young and Zolee Griggs attends Hulu's Wu-Tang: An American Saga premiere at Metrograph (lev radin / Shutterstock.com)

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is now casting in New York City.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is a HULU drama series, created by RZA and Alex Tse, which premiered on September 4, 2019, on Hulu. The show depicts a fictionalized account of the development of the Wu-Tang Clan. In January 2020, Hulu renewed the series for a second season.

What is Wu-Tang: An American Saga about?

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is set in New York City during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic in the early 1990s. It centers around the Wu-Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, and rise among the risks and money that came with the epidemic. Seeking his own way out, Diggs focuses on rap to create a way to fame going against his older brother Divine, who chose to sell drugs as a way to make money for his family. The story centers around how it call came together as Diggs unites a dozen young black men who are torn between music and crime. The group fights against the powers that hold them down and these include their own occasional impulse to give up the fight.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga Cast:

  • Ashton Sanders as Bobby Diggs/RZA
  • Shameik Moore as Corey Woods/Sha Raider/Raekwon
  • Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis Coles/D-Love/Ghostface Killah
  • Julian Elijah Martinez as Mitchell "Divine" Diggs
  • Marcus Callender as Oliver "Power" Grant
  • Erika Alexander as Linda Diggs
  • Zolee Griggs as Shurrie Diggs
  • David "Dave East" Brewster as Clifford Smith/Shotgun/Method Man
  • TJ Atoms as Russell Jones/Ason Unique/Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Johnell Xavier Young as Gary Grice/The Genius/GZA

Wu-Tang: An American Saga Casting Calls

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent in New York City. To audition for a role, check out the casting call breakdowns below.

'Wu-Tang: American Saga' Casting Real DJs

Wu-Tang: American Saga Casting Call

Now Casting SAG/AFTRA special ability DJ with experience working with Vinyl and spinning. Ok to work around atmosphere smoke. 

  • Test Monday April 11th in Brooklyn, New York
  • Work Wednesday, April 13th in New Jersey

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: According to the newly re-negotiated Return to Work agreement, ALL ZONE A Cast and Crew must be up to date with their vaccines, including boosters, By March 15, 20022. The Return to Work Agreement stipulates that effective March 15, 2022 only individuals who are “up to date” on their vaccines, as that term is defined by the CDC, shall be considered “fully vaccinated.”

Per the CDC, individuals are considered “up to date” on their vaccines if they have received a booster dose at least 5 months after the last dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a booster dose at least 2 months after the first dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine.

Reasonable accommodations will be made as required by law for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Individuals who are seeking an exception/exemption from the vaccine requirement must submit a request for accommodation and will be given proper instructions on how to do so.

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HULU's 'WU-TANG: An American Saga' Dancers Casting Call

Seeking FEMALE DANCERS for Special Ability Background work on Wu-Tang: An American Saga portraying hot Platform Dancers in the early 90s at a VIP Club. Must be ok working around atmospheric smoke and wearing sexy attire for dancing on platforms. The Special ability background rate is $192 for up to 8 hours of work and then overtime after 8 hours.

IF you know any other dancers that would fit this scene and are available please pass this along to them as we are submitting photos to the director for this featured background work. 

"This production has a mandatory vaccination policy and requires all cast & crew to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) or have a disability or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. If you meet this criteria, please submit without providing any additional information at this time. If you are selected, you will be given separate information on how to provide evidence to the production that you are fully vaccinated or to request an accommodation of any disability or a sincerely held religious belief. Any job offer will be conditioned on satisfactorily testing negative for COVID, showing evidence of vaccination, or being granted an accommodation of a disability or sincerely held religious belief by the Employer."

It would involve Covid-19 tests on:

-Monday April 11th in Brooklyn NY at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

**Must attend test and you will be paid $100**

Then it would involve the work on:

-Wednesday April 13th in the New Jersey area (We would have van/bus from Manhattan NY)

You would be required to follow covid-19 protocol and wear a mask at all times and follow social distancing. You would be wearing a KN95 mask. You would only be able to take it off while cameras are rolling per SAG/AFTRA protocol.

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Waldron Casting is seeking NON-UNION Actors to portray Business Types for background work on Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The NON-UNION Background rate is $165 for up to 10 hours of work and then overtime after that.

It would involve Covid-19 tests on:

- Tuesday, June 1st in the Kearny NJ Area

- Wednesday, June 2nd in the Kearny NJ Area

**Must attend ALL 3 tests and you will be paid $100 for each**

For the Covid-19 Tests, you would need to take an NJ Transit train to Secaucus Junction station and then from there an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to and from the testing site. Production will reimburse you on your voucher for Uber/Lyft/Taxi only. You can also drive if you wish as there is parking.

Then it would involve the work on:

- Friday June 4th in the NJ area

We would have vans from Manhattan for the workday for those that need them

You would be required to follow covid-19 protocol and wear a mask at all times and follow social distancing. You would be wearing a KN95 mask with a face visor over that. You would only be able to take it off while cameras are rolling per SAG/AFTRA protocol. Please note that you will be paid $100 for each test day.

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'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' Real Barbers

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is seeking REAL barbers for background work. The COVID tests are Wednesday 5/26 & Friday 5/28 (MUST ATTEND BOTH), in Kearny NJ. The shoot date is Tuesday 6/1, filming in Newark, NJ and this could be an early morning call time. The background rate is $188 for up to 8 hours of work and then overtime after that.

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Waldron Casting is currently seeking non-union actors for background work on the Hulu series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga. This would be to portray Hip-Hop convention attendees and musician types.

It would involve Covid-19 tests on:

  • - Sunday May 2nd in the Kearny NJ Area
  • - Tuesday May 4th in the Kearny NJ Area

For the Covid-19 Tests you would need to take an NJ Transit train to Secaucus Junction station and then from there an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to and from the testing site. Production will reimburse you on your voucher for the Uber/Lyft/Taxi only. You can also drive if you wish as there is parking.

Then it would involve the work on:

  • - Wednesday May 5th in the North NJ area
  • - Thursday May 6th in the North NJ area

**We would have vans from Manhattan for the workday for those that need them**

You would be required to follow covid-19 protocol and wear a mask at all times and follow social distancing. You would be wearing a KN95 mask with a face visor over that. You would only be able to take it off while cameras are rolling per SAG/AFTRA protocol. Please note that you will be paid $100 for each test day.

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Waldron Casting is seeking real musicians to mime to playback for special ability background work ($188/8 rate) on the Hulu series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga. This is to portray musicians from the late 70s to late 80s so we are looking for people that fit the look as well. Musical instruments to be provided by the prop department. Testing and filming in Kearny NJ and you would need to attend TWO Covid-19 tests to be cleared to work. Covid-19 tests would be on Wednesday April 21st and then another on Friday April 23rd for work the week of Monday April 29th in Kearny NJ for interiors.

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