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Watch Teaser Trailer For Supernatural Drama Web Series 'Anansi'

by Sergio
July 24, 2013 5:06 PM
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You have Issa Rae to blame…

Since the phenomenal success of her web series, The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl, I don’t have to tell you that there have been black web series coming out everywhere, and every place, by everyone (speaking of which, where’s mine?). Everybody is trying to grab on the brass ring that Issa Rae grabbed onto.

And it was also only a matter of time before someone who was involved with ABG launched their own web series.

Now, that time has come.

Andrew Allan James, who played the role of “A” in Awkward Black Girl, is currently working on his own project, called Anansi, which is definitely different that your usual black web series.

James says that Anansi is a “supernatural drama utilizing Caribbean/African mythology, revolving around a young loner who struggles to fit in, despite a family curse unknowing of the creature he transforms into.

And furthermore, James says that his series will “explore explores themes of acceptance, alienation, purpose and self-discovery.

Here’s the teaser trailer for Anansi:

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  • Monique a Williams | July 28, 2013 1:49 PMReply

    I'm glad to see a variety of web series coming from people of color. As Internet merges with television, web series have become the best way for original content to find their audience. I love sci-fi and having Black faces is exciting. Looking forward to seeing this show and many more. #newrules #UGC

  • Akimbo | July 26, 2013 1:00 PMReply

    I think there's a failure to understand web series on this blog. They are so often posted here with this air of disdain, like "here's some more of this shit that won't go away." Web content creators aren't trying to "grab Issa Rae's brass ring;" they're trying to showcase their talent to the community/the world, convey a particular message, and/or prove themselves hirable for film, television, and beyond.

    Anyway, this doesn't look particularly well-shot, but sounds interesting. Nice use of "Itsy Bitsy Spider." I'm willing to at least check out the first episode.

  • Dee | July 26, 2013 1:13 AMReply

    Stoopid creative people being creative. What the hell are they thinking? Remember the good old days when people just consumed entertainment and bitched about not being represented?

  • PhredG | July 25, 2013 5:02 PMReply

    Seems kinda like a "Caribbean/African" version of EVOLVE, the series introduced earlier this year.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | July 25, 2013 4:37 PMReply

    Congrats to him. Ill pass cause supernatural films aren't my thing. But it's encouraging to see people of color branching out to new genres. Tyler Perry created a seperate company just for these type of films. He said he did it so his core fan base wouldn't be alienated but he can still give financial support to new and upcoming people. That what he did for We the Peeples. So I hope Tyler Perry can help him push this project.

  • Katie | July 25, 2013 8:49 AMReply

    I'll pass. Supernatural isn't my thing.

  • William Spiritdancer | July 25, 2013 4:29 AMReply

    Why and what for?

  • WACK | July 24, 2013 11:24 PMReply


  • Michaboa | July 24, 2013 6:26 PMReply

    I grew up on Anasi stories. Consider me intrigued.

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