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We’re getting a TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys.

Jessie Gaynor

July 21, 2021, 12:30pm

Attention Gaimaniacs! An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2005 novel, Anansi Boys, is coming in the form of an Amazon series. Adaptations of Gaiman’s work are coming fast and furious these days—last month, he announced that Good Omens 2 was in production, and the casting announcements of the Netflix adaptation of Sandman—the most expensive TV series DC Entertainment has ever done—have been trickling out.

Anansi Boys tells the story of Fat Charlie, a kid who is, unbeknownst to him, the son of a (late) god. When Spider, the brother Charlie didn’t know existed, shows up on his doorstep, excitement (plot) ensues.

Gaiman announced the Anansi Boys adaptation on his blog, announcing the lead director, Hanelle M. Culpepper, and teasing one of the casting announcements.

One of our cast members was on a public event with me at some point in the last five years. The first thing she said when we met backstage was that her favourite book was the audiobook of Anansi Boys, read by Lenny Henry. And when I told her that there was a part in the book I’d originally written with her in mind, she was overjoyed.

Any guesses? If not, don’t worry; Gaiman wrote that they would be releasing the “thrilling” cast list soon.

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