Wu-Tang Alum “RZA” has been slotted for his first role as a regular in a TV series. The rapper will play the role of Cassius on Fox’s “Gang Related”.
According to a THR report, RZA will play alongside Ramon Rodrigues in the series. Lopez plays the role of Ryan Lopez, a gang member, who has been sent to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through the ranks of the department. Lopez struggles to balance his loyalty to the gang and his growing commitment to the force. RZA’s character, Cassius, is Lopez’s best friend who is also on the force.
Cassius joins the force after the love of his life in slain and the hood engages the tragedy from a place of indifference.
RZA most recently debuted as a director with “The Man With the Iron Fists”. His will also executive produce the new LP for Ghostface Killah and Adrian Youge, set to be released on April 16th.
All of this comes on the heels of an announcement by fellow Wu-Tang member, Method Man, announcing that there will be a 20th Anniversary project for the Wu-Tang Clan forthcoming this year. This makes for a very busy year for RZA.