Grammy Award-winning music producer RZA has signed on for the 5th season of the hit Showtime comedy series CALIFORNICATION. RZA will guest star in multiple episodes as an extreme-living, mega-rich hip hop mogul who hires Hank (David Duchovny) to write a screenplay for his hot new film.
Californication stars Duchovny as hedonistic novelist Hank Moody who struggles to raise his teenage daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone). The new season will answer questions from last month’s cliff-hanging season finale, including whether Hank, Karen and Becca will finally be able to live as a family; if Charlie (Evan Handler) and Marcy’s (Pamela Adlon) new baby will help reunite the now-divorced couple; and above all, where was Hank going when he drove off into the sunset.
RZA is one of the most prominent figures in hip hop music and the creator/producer of the Wu-Tang Clan. He is a BAFTA-nominated film composer, recording artist and actor with an extremely distinguished body of work in music, scoring for filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino. RZA wrote the score for the Emmy-nominated American adaptation of the Japanese anime Afro Samurai. This year, he made his directorial debut with The Man with the Iron Fists, which he co-wrote with Eli Roth. He also stars in the film as “The Blacksmith.” RZA has appeared in Repo Me, The Next Three Days, and Due Date. Some other acting credits include Funny People, American Gangster, Life is Hot in Crack Town, and Derailed.
Production on the 5th season of Californication begins this May.