Malachi Kirby (Small Axe) has been set to play the dual leading roles of brothers Charles Nancy and Spider in Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel Anansi Boys.The six-part show will begin filming in Scotland later this year.
Delroy Lindo is also in the cast as Mr Nancy. Gaiman and Lenny Henry will write for the series. Hanelle M.Culpepper will direct the pilot.
Gaiman and Douglas Mackinnon will serve as co-showrunners.“Malachi Kirby is an actor of astonishing sensitivity, charm, and power,” said Gaiman on the casting. “We needed somebody who could bring us the humanity of Charlie and the godly dangerousness of Spider; who could play two very different characters and who could in many ways carry the show.Read more on deadline.com