Dave East is racking up his acting credits. According to Deadline, East is set as a series regular for Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga to portray the character Shotgun.
Shotgun is known to be a popular Staten Islander who works as an assistant manager at a concession stand near the Statue of Liberty. He is gifted with Hip-Hop’s rap element and manages to stay out of as much trouble as possible. Shotgun is none other than the one and only Method Man. Prior to his Wu-Tang prime time, the Staten Island MC worked at the food concession stands for the Statue of Liberty. In a 2017 appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Night Show, he reminisced about the experience revealing he has never been inside of the actual historic statue.
“I’ve actually never went inside the Statue, and I worked there for about five to six years,” Method Man responded. “You only get half an hour break, and if I went up in the Statue, I wouldn’t have any time to make it back down to get to work on time. And I needed time to either sleep — right? On my break — eat on my break or smoke.”
Also added to the cast is Julian Elijah Martinez who will play Divine, the CEO of Wu-Tang Productions and also the brother of Wu-Tang frontman RZA. Divine’s role is described as being a street smart gentleman who condones tough love on his younger brother Bobby and ends up getting locked up. His challenge is set when he faced with keeping the Wu-Tang operation flowing while behind bars.
Wu-Tang: An American Saga is a 10-episode drama that will chronicle the wee beginnings of the Wu-Tang Clan in Staten Island, New York set in the early ’90s, amid the peak of the eighties trailing crack era. It will follow the quest of Bobby Diggs aka the RZA, played by Ashton Sanders, to accumulate twelve young black men who strive to fade away from the turbulent crime life and rise to fame through the art of rap.
Both RZA and Method Man serve as executive producers along with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Peer members Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, and the estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard are set as the consulting producers of the series.