Neil Gaiman’s beloved, multiple-award-winning novel ‘American Gods‘ has been in development for a year now and has finally started moving forward as Starz has ordered it to series. Neil Gaiman seems rather pleased with how things are progressing, saying, “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.” Speaking of the team bringing ‘American Gods’ to life, it includes Bryan Fuller and Michael Green as showrunners and executive producers. Fuller is the creator of several shows, including ‘Pushing Daisies’ and ‘Hannibal,’ while Green was the executive producer for ‘Kings’ and ‘The River.’ Gaiman himself will also be an executive producer and will likely be writing for the show as well. No cast has been finalized yet. This should be welcome news for fans who have been disappointed by HBO’s previous failure to get the series made a few years back.
For those who aren’t as familiar with the novel, ‘American Gods’ is the story of an ex-con named Shadow who, after the deaths of his wife and best friend, begins working for a mysterious stranger named Mr. Wednesday. They travel around the United States and interact with all sorts of old gods and magical beings from various religions and mythologies and eventually come into conflict with the new “American gods”. It’s one of Gaiman’s most beloved works, and won several awards, including the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Bram Stoker Award, all for best novel.
Are you happy to see ‘American Gods’ finally coming to the small screen? Are you satisfied with who the showrunners are? Let us know what you think in the comments.