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Title: Anansi Boys (Amazon Prime)
Post by: jas on Jul 22, 2021 at 09:48 AM

Amazon Orders Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys

There is at least one character from American Gods who survived the recent cancellation of the show. A few months ago, news broke out about Starz ending the series after the third season. Now, someone else has picked one of the American Gods characters as Amazon has just ordered Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys adaptation. In American Gods, Anansi — or Mr. Nancy — is the West African trickster god portrayed by Orlando Jones. Production on the six-episode series will begin in Scotland later this year and the story will follow the adventures of Mr. Nancy’s sons. Amazon isn’t presenting the upcoming show as a spin-off, even though the two stories will share at least one character.

“Anansi Boys as a TV series has been a long time coming — I first started working with Endor and Red on making it over a decade ago,” said Gaiman in a press release. “We needed Amazon Prime to come on board and embrace our vision, we needed a lead director with the craft and vision of Hanelle Culpepper, we needed the creative and technical wizardry of Douglas Mackinnon (who worked out how we could push the bounds of the possible to shoot a story set all over the world in a huge studio outside Edinburgh), and we needed the rest of the amazing talents that nobody knows about yet.”

Gaiman and Sir Lenny Henry will write for the series together with Arvind Ethan David, Kara Smith, and Racheal Ofori. The project will see Gaiman, Henry, Douglas Mackinnon, Hanelle M. Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones (Endor Productions) and Richard Fee (Red Production Company) as executive producers. Gaiman and Mackinnon will also serve as co-showrunners.

Amazon has yet to announce an official release date for the series.
Title: Re: Anansi Boys (Amazon Prime)
Post by: jas on Jul 30, 2021 at 01:34 PM
Delroy Lindo to Star in Neil Gaiman’s ‘Anansi Boys’ Series at Amazon

Delroy Lindo has been cast in a lead role of the upcoming Amazon series adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel “Anansi Boys,” Variety has learned.

“Anansi Boys” follows Charlie Nancy, a young man who is used to being embarrassed by his estranged father, Mr. Nancy. But when his father dies, Charlie discovers that his father was Anansi: trickster god of stories. And he learns that he has a brother. Now his brother, Spider, is entering Charlie’s life, determined to make it more interesting but making it a lot more dangerous.

Lindo will star as Anansi/Mr. Nancy. The character is described as all charm. As far as Charlie knows, his father was a lazy man who cheated on Charlie’s mother. But Mr Nancy had another side to him. He was a god of stories and trickery after all.