Whoopi Goldberg is joining the cast of Anansi Boys coming to Prime Video soon. Who will she play in the Neil Gaiman series?
We’re certainly excited to see Anansi Boys arrive on our screens. The series focuses on Mr. Nancy/Anansi, one of the African gods who appeared in American Gods, and his sons. Now Whoopi Goldberg has joined the cast, according to TVLine.
Goldberg joining the cast shouldn’t be too surprising. She has been vocal about her love for the novel, and she made it clear that she would be interested in some sort of role. It looks like the show’s casting took her seriously and found a way for her to help bring the god and his story to life.
Whoopi Goldberg joins Anansi Boys as Bird Woman
The iconic actress will play Bird Woman, who is the God of Birds in the book (and in mythology). She is one of the main antagonists in the book, and we’re sure to see that within the TV series. That doesn’t mean she will be killed off. After all, it’s very hard to kill off the gods in American Gods and beyond.
Bird Woman is from a pantheon of gods that came before the humans. She comes from the mythical World Before Time, which is a place where the animals who are gods still walk.
She is joined by Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Cecilia Noble, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, and Don Gilet who will play Tiger, Lion, Elephant, Snake, and Monkey respectively. All the animals are either angry at or just have no time for Anansi. How do they feel about his sons?
What do you hope to see developed from the Anansi Boys novel? What do you want to see from Bird Woman? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Anansi Boys is coming to Prime Video. Stay tuned for a release date.