[01/31/19 - 10:04 AM] Showtime Announces Airdate for Sacha Jenkins' "Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men" The four-part limited docu-series will premiere on Friday, May 10 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Showtime]
SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES AIRDATE FOR SACHA JENKINS' "WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN"
The Four-Part Docuseries Will Debut On SHOWTIME On Friday, May 10
NEW YORK - January 31, 2019 - On the heels of its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, today SHOWTIME announced that WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, the four-part limited docuseries from filmmaker Sacha Jenkins (BURN MOTHERF*CKER, BURN!), will premiere on Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour. To watch and share the trailer for WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, go to:
As the group marks the 25th anniversary of their breakout debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the series looks back on their career, combining intimate and reflective interviews from each of the nine living members with never-before-seen archival footage and performances. The series follows the founding members - RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna - many of whom were childhood friends in the hardscrabble world of '70s and '80s Staten Island and Brooklyn. Their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit brought them together to overcome the poverty, violence and oppression of their neighborhoods. But it was music and their shared lyrical genius that allowed them to form the most recognized musical movement in the world, all while walking the treacherous tightrope that links business with brotherhood.
WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN is a Mass Appeal production in association with Endeavor Content. Peter J. Scalettar, Peter Bittenbender and Chris Gary serve as executive producers.
Jenkins' relationship with the group dates back to the early '90s when, as a co-founding publisher of one of hip-hop's first zines, Beat Down, he gave the group its first cover. In 2013, Jenkins re-launched Mass Appeal as a premium entertainment company where he serves as its Chief Creative Officer. WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN marks a homecoming to Sundance for Jenkins, where his feature directorial debut Fresh Dressed premiered in 2015. Since then Jenkins has directed BURN MOTHERF*CKER, BURN! and WORD IS BOND for SHOWTIME, as well as Rapture.
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