RZA has been tapped to co-star in Fox’s Gang Related, marking his first series regular role.
According to THR, the Wu-Tang Clan member will appear alongside Ramon Rodriguez who stars as Ryan Lopez, a “gang member sent to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks. He must balance his obligations to his crime family — the gang from his old neighborhood — with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new ‘family,’ the SFPD’s Gang Task Force.”
RZA will play the role of Lopez’s best friend Cassius, who is also on the Gang Task Force. Cassius was inspired to join the Force after the object of his affection was slain and was only met with ambivalence by the community. The cast will also include Jay Hernandez, Sung Kang and Inbar Lavi, and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious) will pen the pilot.
The rapper-turned-actor most recently made his directorial debut with The Man with the Iron Fists. He will also serve as executive producer for Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge’s upcoming album Twelve Reasons to Die, releasing on April 16th.