Common is set to star in the forthcoming Black Samurai television series executive produced by RZA. The show is currently being shopped to networks but its sure to find a home with the Oscar-winning rapper and Wu-Tang Clan legend on board. The project is based on Marc Olden's book series which was later adapted into a 1977 blaxploitation film, featuring the adventures of Robert Sand, who was rescued and trained by a Japanese samurai master.

"There is a long tradition and storied relationship between hip-hop and martial arts. Having RZA and the WuTang brand on board to executive produce will validate the series even more and mobilize the fans," said producer Andre Gaines.