Rapper and actor Common (“Hell on Wheels”) has joined the cast of “The Black Samurai,” a new TV series based on Marc Olden’s 1970s book series and the 1977 Jim Kelly-led film adaptation.
Common will play Robert Sand, a man rescued by a Japanese samurai master and trained for seven years. After suffering from vicious racism in the military, and seeing his teacher and fellow samurai killed before his eyes by terrorists, he becomes a killing machine out to destroy the corrupt powers who took the lives of his friends.
RZA and Andre Gaines will executive produce the series which is currently seeking a network. After that, a writer and director will be hired.