two months later Hanging by Whoopi Goldberg View, she will once again walk away from the office. Unlike his first absence, however, this absence is due to a new opportunity.
According to the show’s Instagram, EGOT will be taking another break from View in order to work on a new TV project that is sure to excite fans. Check out ABC’s post below:
The longtime morning talk show host will cross the pond to Scotland, where she will film a role in Anansi Boys (which fans will be able to experience with an Amazon Prime membership). Based on the book by acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman, the series will follow Anansi, the Trickster god of stories. Whoopi Goldberg will portray Bird Woman, the god of birds and the series’ main antagonist. Alphabet Network’s statement confirms that it will return to the Hot Topics table on May 2.
Earlier this year, the actress and TV personality was suspended from her role in View after making on-air comments about the Holocaust while discussing the graphic novel ban Maus at an elementary school in Tennessee. His remarks asserted that the Holocaust was a “white on white” conflict that was not “about race”. She attributed the historic event to “man’s inhumanity to other men”.
Although Whoopi Goldberg did not deny the tragedies of the event, her comments sparked a backlash from the Jewish community on social media. Organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have posted responses. The talk show host has apologized shortly after airing through his social media accounts and on the next day’s talk show episode.
A day later, ABC President Kim Godwin announced that the star would be suspended from the show for two weeks, a decision that she would have felt mismanaged. His absence leads to a huge drop in viewershipbut it’s unclear if his upcoming stint filming the upcoming fantasy series will have the same results.
Anansi Boys is a companion novel by Neil Gaiman american gods, another fantasy epic that has already been made into a TV series for the Starz network. Most the characters from the former do not appear in the later novel, except for the titular trickster god Anasi. Played by Orlando Jones on the Starz Live show, the new series will star Delroy Lindo in the role. Additional Whoopi Goldberg co-stars include Malachi Kirby, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, CCH Pounder and Fiona Shaw.
New episodes of View are currently airing on ABC weekdays at 11 a.m. EST. You can also watch past episodes with your Hulu Subscription. There is no release date for Anansi Boys Still, be on the lookout for more information on that front. In the meantime, take a look at these upcoming TV releases to plan your viewing experience in 2022.