Earlier this week, executive producer Douglas Mackinnon revealed he is departing Amazon’s fantasy series “Good Omens” before a potential third season gets the go-ahead.

That show, based on the book by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, recently finished airing its second season with writing work having already begun on a third and final run.

Mackinnon served as co-showrunner and directed some episodes of the first two seasons, so his abrupt exit was a surprise. Turns out that’s not the only Gaiman work-inspired project he also exited this week.

The other is the six-episode fantasy series “Anansi Boys”. According to Deadline, Mackinnon left the project during early post-production last November but it’s only now being reported on.

He will reportedly get a directing credit on one episode and an ‘additional material shot by’ credit on another. The series itself remains in post-production with VFX work underway and no premiere date set yet.

Lenny Henry serves as writer and executive producer (alongside Gaiman) of “Anansi Boys” which follows Charlie Nancy, a young man who is used to being embarrassed by his estranged father. But when his father dies, Charlie discovers that his father was Anansi: trickster god of stories.

And he learns that he has a brother. Now his brother, Spider, is entering Charlie’s life, determined to make it more interesting but making it a lot more dangerous.

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