It was recently confirmed that Amazon was moving forward with a live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys. Now it has been announced by Variety that Da 5 Bloods star Delroy Lindo has been tapped to star in the series.
The series follows Charlie Nancy, a young man who discovers his estranged father, Mr. Nancy, was the trickster god of stories, Anansi. Charlie soon learns that he has a brother, Spider, who begins to make his life far more interesting and a lot more dangerous.
Lindo is set to star as Anansi. His role is described as all charm. As far as Charlie knows, his father was a lazy man who cheated on his mother, but he eventually learns he had another side to him.
Gaiman confirmed the news and commented on Lindo’s casting.
“Delroy Lindo is a giant of the stage and the screen, and we are so lucky to have him. I cannot wait to see his gravitas and charm being deployed for the benefit of Anansi Boys, as he plays an unreliable father with hidden depths.”
Lindo most recently starred in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods alongside the late Chadwick Boseman. He has played prominent roles in several other films by Lee, including Malcolm X and Crooklyn. Additionally, he is also well known for his role in multiple television series, such as The Chicago Code and The Good Fight.
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