Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Amazon Orders 6 Episodes of Limited Series 'Anansi Boys' Created by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry

Amazon has today ordered a series adaptation of the fantasy novel Anansi Boys written by Neil Gaiman. Production on the 6-episode limited series will begin later this year in Scotland.

Charlie Nancy is used to being embarrassed by his estranged father. But when his father dies, Charlie discovers that his father was Anansi, the 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.

Gaiman developed the series with Lenny Henry, while Hanelle M. Culpepper has signed on to direct the premiere. All three will executive produce with Douglas Mackinnon, Hilary Bevan Jones and Richard Fee. Amazon Studios, The Blank Corporation, Endor Productions and Red Production Company will produce.

"No one can weave a story of fantasy, humor, and deep emotion quite like Neil Gaiman, and Anansi Boys is a funny, weird, wonderful ride," said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. "We're so happy to have Neil, Lenny, and Douglas bring their vision for Anansi Boys to the screen for our Prime Video customers around the world."