Filming wraps on Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys

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Neil GaimanFilming wraps tomorrow, 25 May, on Anansi Boys, Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman fantasy novel. 


Endor Productions, Amazon Studios Red Productions and Gaiman’s The Blank Corporation produce the 6 x 60, which was among the first major projects to use FirstStage Studios in Leith, Edinburgh when filming began in November last year (Amazon’s The Rig had started shooting there a few months earlier). 


Anansi Boys is a continuation of Gaiman’s deal with the SVoD giant; the second series of Good Omens also filmed in Scotland for the streamer.  

Delroy Lindo and Malachi Kirby star in Anansi Boys; Lenny Henry was on the writing team alongside Arvind Ethan David, Kara Smith, and Racheal Ofori.

The story follows Charlie Nancy, a young man who is used to being embarrassed by his estranged father. But when his father dies, Charlie discovers that his father was Anansi: 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. 

Anansi Boys is a standalone story, not a sequel or spin-off of Gaiman’s novel American Gods. The book’s story was originally developed in conversation between Gaiman and Henry with the series adaptation reuniting the collaboration between the pair. 

Photo via Mike Coppola/Getty Images. 

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