Watch Teaser Trailer For Supernatural Drama Web Series ‘Anansi’

Watch Teaser Trailer For Supernatural Drama Web Series 'Anansi'

You have Issa Rae
to blame…

Since the phenomenal success of her web seriesThe 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.

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

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


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.


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?


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

D.C. Kirkwood

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.


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

William Spiritdancer

Why and what for?




I grew up on Anasi stories. Consider me intrigued.

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