Yet another Neil Gaiman novel may be getting the live-action treatment. According to The Cinema Spot, Amazon is developing an Anansi Boys miniseries.
It 2014, Gaiman announced that an Anansi Boys series was in development, but there has been no word on the series since. The show would have aired on BBC, but it appears it has fully transitioned to the streaming service.
Published in 2005, the novel follows the sons of the dead Mr. Nancy, the incarnation of the African god Anansi. While not a direct sequel to American Gods, Mr. Nancy does appear in both books.
It is doubtful this miniseries with connect to Starz’s American Gods given it will air on a different platform, and Orlando Jones, who plays Mr. Nancy, was fired. Jones had previously expressed interest in a spinoff back in 2017, but at the time, he had heard nothing official.
Paul Frift will serve as a producer on the series, and Douglas Mackinnon will direct. Frift and Mackinnon have previously worked with Gaiman on Amazon’s Good Omens.
According to The Cinema Spot, the series was set to film in July, however, it is not certain if this is still the case given the COVID-19 pandemic. When production does begin, the show will film in the United Kingdom, the United States, and South Africa.
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