She’ll be back. Whoopi Goldberg will be absent from ABC’s The ViewFor a longer time, but Joy Behar assured viewers that it’s only a temporary leave of absence.
“If you’re wondering where Whoopi is, the girl’s got a movie she’s making and she will be back when she finishes whatever she’s doing,” Behar, 79, told viewers on the Monday, April 11, episode. “So she’s gone for a while.”
This is an Amazon Prime Video TV TV series called Anansi Boys. Based on Neil Gaiman‘s fantasy novel, the show follows Charlie Nancy (Malachi Kirby) as he learns about his estranged father (Delroy Lindo), who turns out to be Anansi: Trickster God of stories.
Goldberg, 66, is the antagonist in Bird Woman, God Of Birds. Prime Video announced the casting on Wednesday, April 7th. It was perfect casting for both the actors. Sister ActStar and the author, aged 61.
“I have been a fan of this book for a very long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was being brought to the screen, I did everything I could to be part of it to help make people aware of Anansi and all his magic,” Goldberg said in a statement.
Gaiman, meanwhile, revealed that he’d pictured the EGOT winner when writing Anansi Boys. “I came up with the story for Anansi BoysI was about 1996, and Whoopi was Bird Woman in the back of my head at that time. And now it’s happening in reality. Pinch me,” the Hugo Award winner tweetedAfter the news was published.
In a statement via Prime Video, Gaiman elaborated, “I wasn’t able to meet her until 2018, when she interviewed me with some of the Good OmensNew York Comic Con team. She mentioned that she had just finished hearing the interview. Sir Lenny Henry’s reading of Anansi BoysIt was her favorite book. Sometimes things seem planned and predictable, and sometimes we are extremely lucky. She’s going to be scary.”
The CoralineThe creator will also serve as co-showrunner Douglas Mackinnon. Both will executive produce the series with Hanelle M. CulpepperCulpepper, who will also direct the pilot. Culpepper was also the director. Star Trek: PicardThis year, Goldberg reprised his role as Guinan, the beloved character, in the film. It was the 20-year anniversary of Goldberg’s departure from the franchise.
The miniseries, which consists of six episodes, is being shot in Leith (Scotland). Goldberg joins Hakeem Kae-Kazim,Emmanuel Ighodaro, Cecilia Noble, Ayanna Witter Johnson Don GiletIn the castAnansi BoysThere is no release date for the product yet.
Since 2007, Goldberg has been a regular host of The View. Behar is her co-host.Sunny Hostin Sara Haines. Watch new episodes of The ViewWeekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.