The six-episode adaptation of Gaiman's 2005 fantasy novel of the same name features American Gods character Charlie Nancy, but it isn't a sequel or spinoff of the canceled Starz series. Anansi Boys follows Mr. Nancy as "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," per The Hollywood Reporter. "Now his brother, Spider, is entering Charlie’s life, determined to make it more interesting but making it a lot more dangerous." Orlando Jones, who played Mr. Nancy on American Gods and was later controversially fired from the Starz series, will not be involved in Anansi Boys.