Showtime Documentary Films has acquired the North American rights to Sacha Jenkins’ forthcoming documentary series Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men ahead of its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
The four-part limited docuseries will examine the cultural history of one of hip-hop’s most influential supergroups and its founding members – RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna – as they mark the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
Produced by Mass Appeal in association with Endeavor Content, the series looks back on the career of the Wu-Tang Clan while also combining intimate interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances.
Peter J. Scalettar, Peter Bittenbender and Chris Gary serve as executive producers.
The first two episodes of Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the Indie Episodic program on Jan. 28, and the full series will air on Showtime later this spring.
“The Wu-Tang Clan is a seminal group that deserves a seminal documentary,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP of non-fiction programming at Showtime Networks Inc., in a statement. “Sacha Jenkins delivers just that, not only reminding us of their powerful history through vintage footage, but also placing their impact in modern-day perspective that will be meaningful both to their diehard fans and music fans in general.”