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Common will be staring on the “Black Samurai” TV show.  The project is still under development and hasn’t been linked to a network yet.  The show is based on Marc Olden’s 1974 “Black Samurai” book series.  Producers say the character is “the black Jason Bourne.” Common is cast to play Robert Sand who trains with a Japanese samurai master before going out to right wrongs in the name of justice. RZA is listed as an executive producer.

Common has a long resumé in film and TV, appearing in the 2016 movie “Barbershop: The Next Cut” and as a regular character on AMC’s “Hell On Wheels” from 2011-2014.


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