Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gaiman’s American Gods Heads to TV

A television series based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, American Gods, has been given the greenlight for Starz television. Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (The River, Heroes) are writing the adaptation and, along with Gaiman, will serve as executive producers. Gaiman told Variety his emotions on the project were running the gamut:

“I am thrilled, ‎scared, delighted, nervous and a ball of glorious anticipation. The team that is going to bring the world of ‘American Gods’ to the screen has been assembled like the master criminals in a caper movie: I’m relieved and confident that my baby is in good hands. Now we finally move to the exciting business that fans have been doing for the last dozen years: casting our Shadow, our Wednesday, our Laura. 

Now that it’s a done deal, the real work begins:
Starz said series production would be begin once producers land their leading man for the role of  Shadow Moon in the saga about a war between traditional gods from mythology and contemporary, materialistic deities. Shadow Moon is an ex-con and bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday, an older god in the guise of a conman.
January Magazine’s review of American Gods is here. An interview with Gaiman from the same time period is here.



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