“When you’re questioning the place Whoopi is, the woman’s received a film she’s making and she or he might be again when she finishes no matter she’s doing,” Behar, 79, advised viewers on the Monday, April 11, episode. “So she’s gone for some time.”
The challenge is an Amazon Prime Video TV collection referred to as Anansi Boys. Primarily based on Neil Gaiman‘s fantasy novel, the present follows Charlie Nancy (Malachi Kirby) as he learns about his estranged father (Delroy Lindo), who seems to be Anansi: Trickster God of tales.
Goldberg, 66, performs one of many major antagonists Chook Girl, God of Birds, Prime Video introduced on Wednesday, April 7, and it was excellent casting for each the Sister Act star and the creator, 61.
“I've been a fan of this ebook for a really very long time and when Neil Gaiman advised me it was being dropped at the display, I did all the things I may to be a part of it to assist make individuals conscious of Anansi and all his magic,” Goldberg stated in an announcement.
Gaiman, in the meantime, revealed that he’d pictured the EGOT winner when writing Anansi Boys. “I got here up with the story for Anansi Boys in about 1996 and Whoopi was Chook Girl in my head then. And now it’s taking place in actuality. Pinch me,” the Hugo Award winner tweeted after the information was launched.
In an announcement by way of Prime Video, Gaiman elaborated, “I wasn’t in a position to meet her till 2018, when she interviewed me with among the Good Omens crew at New York Comedian Con. At which level she talked about that she had simply completed listening to Sir Lenny Henry’s studying of Anansi Boys, and that it was one among her favourite books. Generally issues really feel deliberate and inevitable, and we're extremely fortunate. She’s going to be scary.”
The Coraline creator will function co-showrunner alongside Douglas Mackinnon. Each might be government producing the collection with Hanelle M. Culpepper, who will direct the pilot. Culpepper additionally directed Star Trek: Picard, the place Goldberg returned because the beloved character Guinan earlier this yr after a 20-year absence from the franchise.
The six-episode miniseries is filming in Leith, Scotland. Goldberg joins Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Cecilia Noble, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Don Gilet within the forged. Anansi Boys doesn't have a launch date but.