The Children of Anansi: work by Neil Gaiman will have a series on Amazon Prime Video

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It was recently announced that the Amazon Prime Video will adapt the novel the children of anansi (anansi boys, in the original), by Neil Gaiman, for a fantasy series on streaming. Apparently, the filming of the production should take place in Scotland in the coming months. The expectation is that all episodes will be filmed in 2021.

Gaiman, who is currently developing an adaptation of Sandman for Netflix, he has already had several works taken to television, cinema and also streaming. On the platform of Amazon, there is even good men — an original series conceived initially as a miniseries, but which has been renewed for a 2nd season in recent weeks.

the children of anansi it will also have Sir Lenny Henry as one of its screenwriters. Remember that the comedian and actor will also give life to one of the main characters of the series wrapped in the universe of Lord of the Rings, in advanced stages of production on Prime Video.

The plot introduces viewers to the saga of Charlie Nancy, who has to deal with his father’s unexpected death. It is from this point that the young man discovers that he was also a mythological god, known mainly for his lies and cheating. When he meets Spider, a distant brother with whom he has never had contact, the two are involved in a dangerous adventure.

the children of anansi: Learn more about Neil Gaiman’s new project on Amazon Prime Video

In addition to Gaiman and Henry, the episodes are also being written by Arvind Ethan David, Kara Smith and Racheal Ofori. The miniseries will be led by Douglas Mackinnon, with direct supervision from the author of the original story.

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Hanelle M. Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones and Richard Fee are still executive producing, while Jermain Julien and Azhur Saleem will be responsible for directing the narrative. So far, no name has been mentioned for the cast, but it is worth noting that Mr. Nancy from the plot has already appeared in American Gods, from Starz, being played by Orlando Jones.

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