Entertainment TV Whoopi Goldberg Will Be Absent from 'The View' 'for a While' as She Films New Series, Joy Behar Says "She's gone for a while," Joy Behar said of her The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who's filming Amazon Prime's upcoming series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 11, 2022 10:26 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jenny Anderson/ABC via Getty Whoopi Goldberg is taking a hiatus from The View. The EGOT winner, 66, will be absent from the show "for a while" as she films Amazon Prime's upcoming series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys, her co-host Joy Behar announced on Monday's episode of the daytime talk show. "If you're wondering where Whoopi is, the girl's got a movie she's making and she will be back when she finishes whatever she's doing," Behar, 79, said. "So she's gone for a while." Whoopi Goldberg Says Will Smith Will Bounce Back from Oscars Slap Controversy: 'He'll Be Fine' Whoopi Goldberg. Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Goldberg joined the cast of Anansi Boys last week, which is currently filming in Scotland, according to Variety. She plays the villainous Bird Woman, the dangerous God of the Birds who's looking to settle a score with the titular Anansi. Based on the 2005 fantasy novel of the same name, Anansi Boys follows Charlie Nancy (Malachi Kirby), who finds out his late father (Delroy Lindo) was Anansi, the West African trickster god of stories. Charlie soon discovers he has a long-lost brother Spider (also played by Kirby), who introduces an element of danger to his life. "I have been a fan of this book for a very long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was being brought to the screen, I did everything I could to be part of it to help make people aware of Anansi and all his magic," Goldberg told Variety. RELATED VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg Suspended at The View After 'Wrong and Hurtful' Holocaust Comments The Sister Act star's absence from The View comes after she returned from a two-week suspension in February, following her "wrong and hurtful comments" on the show about the Holocaust. During a discussion about Maus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, Goldberg claimed that the "Holocaust isn't about race." She promptly apologized for the comment and provided a platform on the show for the Anti-Defamation League, which has since accepted her apology.