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Amazon U.K. Greenlights Louis Theroux Documentary & ‘Wilderness’ Adaptation, Unveils Malachi Kirby as Lead in ‘Anansi Boys’

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K.J. Yossman Amazon Prime has revealed that “Small Axe” star Malachi Kirby will take on not one but two lead roles in Neil Gaiman’s “Anansi Boys.”The adaptation of Gaiman’s novel sees Charles Nancy discover he has a magical brother called Spider (both played by Kirby) who share a father in the form of trickster god Anansi.

Anansi will be played by Delroy Lindo (“Get Shorty”).Gaiman and long-time collaborator Douglas Mackinnon are co-showrunners on the six-episode limited series, which they are also executive producing alongside Sir Lenny Henry, Hanelle M.

Culpepper, Hilary Bevan Jones (Endor Productions) and Richard Fee (RED Production Company).“Malachi Kirby is an actor of astonishing sensitivity, charm and power,” said Gaiman.

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