Yes, we also are more than a little disappointed that Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Sir Lenny Henry‘s “Anansi Boys” WON’T have “American Gods” star Orlando Jones returning to the role of Mr. Nancy. That said, Delroy Lindo will be amazing as Anasai / Mr. Nancy.
Jones, a damn fine gentleman, had this to say on Twitter:
“Anansi Boys” has a six-episode order from Amazon Prime Studios, and will start production later this year in Scotland.
“Delroy Lindo is a giant of the stage and the screen, and we are so lucky to have him,” Gaiman said in a statement about the news. “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.”
Co-showrunners Gaiman and Douglas Mackinnon will helm the series, while Hanelle M. Culpepper (“Picard“) will direct the pilot of “Anansi Boys.” Other directors for the 6 episodes include Jermain Julien and Azhur Saleem.
Executive producers for the series include Gaiman, Sir Lenny Henry, Mackinnon, Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones, and Richard Fee. Gaiman and Henry will be penning the series, along with Arvind Ethan David, Kara Smith, and Racheal Ofori. Paul Frift will produce.
We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.
Pick up a copy of “Anansi Boys” now to get ready for the series!