*Wu Tang Clan member RZA continues padding his acting resume with a major role in Fox’s upcoming summer drama, “Gang Related.”
As previously reported, the series follows members of the LAPD’s Gang Task Force as they track three of the city’s most notorious gangs. One of them, the Acosta family, has deep ties to a cop in the Task Force – RZA’s partner Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez) .
“I play a D.A. agent out of New York City who’s brought in to help bring down the Acosta family,” RZA told us in January at the show’s TCA panel in Pasadena.
RZA describes his character, Cassius Green, as a “good guy’ with street smarts.
“When the cops recruit people, you gotta bring somebody who knows the game to play the game, and that’s what I feel I am right now. I feel as being Cassius Green, I’m a guy who knows the streets, but he’s smart with narcotics,” said RZA. “He’s intelligent enough to hold a job in the day. But when it’s time to go do something, yo, he’s ready for it and he has the strength, willpower and knowledge to do it.”
The series represents RZA’s larger commitment to building a solid career on the left coast, in a business he now prefers to the one that launched his career in New York.