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Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys To Be A Multi-Part Hour-Long BBC TV Series

download (1)Earlier in the year, Bleeding Cool reported on the news that the BBC were adapting Neil Gaiman's novel The Anansi Boys into a TV series. Back then Gaiman said,

Other TV news also came to fruition today, although I do not have anywhere to link you to, so you will have to take my word for it: Anansi Boys is going to be made into a TV miniseries in the UK, by RED, for the BBC.

Well, Neil Gaiman was Skyping to the Bangalore Comic Con, Bleeding Cool reader Akshay asked about the status of the adaptation.

He gave me the best answer possible with a resounding "Yes!" and a deep nod as he confirmed a multi part mini-series of hour long episodes is in the works AND it's not being given the Hollywood treatment and is being made in the UK! Best news all week!

There you go folks! Multi-part hour-long – and that's without ads too…



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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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