Although fans are surely chomping at the bit for “Anansi Boys” to premiere as soon as possible, things may still take a little while, and there is no official release date as of yet. After all, Gaiman is quite busy at the moment working on the second season of “Good Omens” — which he will be doing for the next 18 months, as stated on his blog post.
All is not lost, however. After all, the “Anansi Boys” series has been in the works for a while now. According to Gaiman, it was the outstanding critical and audience response to “Good Omens” that convinced Amazon Studios to also bring “Anansi Boys” to the screen. The 2020 pandemic made things rough for production to get started, so in the end Amazon and Gaiman decided to make a few schedule changes.
“Before COVID, the plan had been first to make ‘Anansi Boys,’ then immediately to make ‘Good Omens 2’,” Gaiman said. “That was the plan we were working on through most of 2020. Then, in September 2020, Douglas [Mackinnon, the co-showrunner] and I got a call from Amazon. ‘We’ve got good news and complicated news for you,’ they said. ‘The good news is we are greenlighting both ‘Good Omens’ and ‘Anansi Boys.’ The complicated news is… well, how do you feel about making them both at the same time?'”
So, it looks like the crews of “Anansi Boys” and “Good Omens” Season 2 will have a lot of work to do over the next year and a half. If all goes according to plan, we may see the premiere of “Anansi Boys” in 2023.