Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Wu-Tang: An American Saga

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While not quite as impressive as its legendary subject matter, An American Saga is a beautifully rendered and raw exploration of the Wu-Tang journey.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 89

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 4, 2019

Staten Island, NY. The birth of Wu-Tang starts with a bang--literally.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2019

With Divine on the sideline, Dennis and Bobby step up to handle his responsibilities.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2019

The death of a friend sends Dennis spiraling and divides Staten Island.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2019

Bobby and Dennis find a new hustle to make some cream.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2019

Divine's homecoming is unsettling by feelings of discontent.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2019

A bird's eye perspective of the group.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2019

The Diggs family moves on, but in different directions.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2019

The Diggs family decide to go their own separate ways.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2019

The Shaolin and the Wu Tang could be dangerous.

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A mysterious tape makes the rounds of NYC. As people try to figure out who this group is, Bobby and Dennis try to figure out how to handle Attila.

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Critic Reviews for Wu-Tang: An American Saga Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

The series undeniably feels most alive when the musical elements are made central... and the coming-of-age crime drama takes a back seat.

Sep 5, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's good and so gritty you'll need to pick the grit from your teeth afterwards.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's an emotional grit and resonance to this fictionalised version of the Wu-Tang Clan story... Even non-fans can dig it.

Feb 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Dirty's every gesture-every swigged drink and slinky entrance-is dancerly, in a series that plays like a great piece of work about the quest to achieve freedom of movement.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Wu-Tang: An American Saga paints this world vividly and convincingly, while still finding time for moments of peace, stillness, love and solidarity.

Oct 19, 2020 | Full Review…

It's powerful seeing the world Wu-Tang Clan grew out of and how success was their only salvation.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Cliched crime show can't live up to rap group's legacy.

Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An inspirational success story which fans can see now see play out in Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

This eight part cliche stuffed dramatic telling... is just all over the place.

Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

As its animated artwork at the opening credits would have you assume, Wu-Tang: An American Saga is beautifully shot and edited-but it also feels raw and genuine.

Sep 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Set against the physical and moral grayscale backdrop of Staten Island, Wu-Tang: An American Saga roars to life.

Sep 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An American Saga successfully paints them as such, reinforcing how impressive of a feat it was for those nine young men to unify and make history.

Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Season 1

  • Sep 09, 2020
    Great biopic, Hollywood style.
  • Aug 30, 2020
    What started as an almost unbearably slow start that took me multiple days to find the motivation to finish the long first episode led to a steady improvement with each episode that came topping the previous until it hit a finale I re watch every few months. Perfect for a fan of their music, if you start out with patients the show will eventually put its focus more on RZA's career and the eventual first union of the Wu Tang Clan. Not perfect but a good adaptation that leaves you wanting a second season.
  • May 04, 2020
    It great to see how actors ,story and production evolves as the series progresses. Have some patience and you shall be rewarded. Great for Rap fans.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    Amazing! If you love Wu-Tang clans music this is a must watch. Cannot wait to see the rest of this success story unfold
  • Nov 25, 2019
    If you love the Wu, this is must see. The inner struggle of the group as a whole, and individually, is laid out in a brilliant, binge-worthy, first season.
  • Nov 06, 2019
    fantastic tv serie love the acting, story and i demand minimum a season 2, 3, 4 :D
  • Oct 28, 2019
    This was amazingly entertaining. I really enjoyed reliving the 90's New York hip hop era. It was really educational, it put into perspective a lot of the lyrical content from my favorite hip hop group. I didn't enjoy the biggie or pac movies, they were weak, skinny on the details, didn't tell us or show us anything the fans didn't already know. The Wu was different it had a lot that nobody knew. Meth used to play Lacrosse, Rae used to work for Power, Power used to work for Dreads, Ghost and RZA hustled together, GZA first album was all industry politics. This is an exceptional series, high quality in all fronts.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    Amazing show, can't wait for it's Season 2
  • Oct 27, 2019
    While this preliminary season of a fictionalized account of the Wu-Tang legacy (Dropping the same year as the more enticing doc series Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men), An American Saga doesn't fully succeed in avoiding bio-pic cliches, but it thankfully retains much of the group's offbeat nature. Digging deep into the members' histories, the show weaves embellishment and fidelity to create an honorable tapestry to the Wu-Tang, and its best moments are when it realizes the group's signature humor. There are quite a few surprising scenarios here (I might have expected a Wu-Tang series to feature a fantasized kung-fu flick dub that uses vulgar slang words, but I certainly didn't expect a somber sequence featuring a Leonard Cohen song), and the filmmaking remains consistently strong, particularly in Labels, an episode that consists of five long-takes and authentically conveys the bullshit that artists deal with when taking on a record deal. Solid acting too, even if some casting is a bit questionable (Ashton Sanders just doesn't seem to embody RZA), and some narrative choices seem more pedestrian than the stylization would suggest. Fans of the crew should definitely watch this, but new comers are best to just listen to their excellent music instead, which (as is often the case with biopics) offers up far more excitement, satisfaction, drama and insight.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER SEASON

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