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'Californication' Gets RZA as Apocalypse

April 23, 2011 (5:04 am) GMT
The Wu-Tang Clan leader's role is a major recurring character in the show's upcoming fifth season.
RZA

will join as the cast of "". The leader has been tapped to take a major recurring role when the show returns for its fifth season. According to TVLine, his character is tentatively called Apocalypse and is described as a slightly dangerous hip-hop mogul whom Duchovny's Hank considers writing a movie for.

RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, has previously appeared in some films such "" and "". The Grammy winning hip hop pioneer also played a wrongly convicted felon in the pilot episode of NBC's short-lived series "". He is additionally on board to serve as a director for "The Man With an Iron Fist" which stars and himself among others.

Creator Tom Kapinos has said he will take the story of "Californication" season five to a new direction. Madeleine Martin and will reprise their roles as Hank's daughter Becca and anchor-ex-fiancee Karen respectively although they won't be regulars.

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