The upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Anansi Boys is currently busy filming in Edinburgh, Scotland. Variety has now revealed a few more additions to the cast that includes Jason Watkins, Fiona Shaw, and CCH Pounder. They join the production about a young boy played by Malachi Kirby, who discovers that his father (Delroy Lindo) was a trickster god, better known as an Anansi.
Shaw will take on the role of Maeve Livingstone, who is a retired dancer that is suspecting her late husband’s agent is embezzling from what remains of their fortune. Pounder takes on the role of Mrs. Higgler, who is an old friend of Charlie Nancy, who is Kirby‘s character. Last but not least, Watkins will take on Grahame Coats, the previously mentioned agent.
The rest of the cast additions are of L. Scott Caldwell, Joy Richardson, and Lachele Carl. They join a production where the original author is acting as co-showrunner and executive producer. He’s been very excited about the project and it’ll likely make another great adaptation of his work, as he’s also busy working on the second season of The Good Omen.