Gaiman’s classic novel is — we hope — finally headed to television.
Originally, Neil Gaiman’s supernatural road trip novel American Gods was heading towards an HBO adaptation, but since HBO lost the option to the show, the state of American Gods has been in TV limbo. However, now Starz has announced that it’s picking up the series.
Details on the series — like a premiere date or even a number of episodes — are scarce, but Starz has said that Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies ) and Michael Green (The River, Kings) will be running the show for Starz and FreemantleMedia North America. And if Bryan Fuller brings to this project the level of care that he’s brought to Hannibal, it’s sure to be fantastic. Says Neil Gaiman of the collaboration, “When you create something like American Gods, which attracts fans and obsessives and people who tattoo quotes from it on themselves or each other, and who all, tattooed or not, just care about it deeply, it’s really important to pick your team carefully: you don’t want to let the fans down, or the people who care and have been casting it online since the dawn of recorded history. What I love most about the team who I trust to take it out to the world, is that they are the same kind of fanatics that American Gods has attracted since the start. I haven’t actually checked Bryan Fuller or Michael Green for quote tattoos, but I would not be surprised if they have them.”
In short, it sounds like American Gods is in good hands… but we’re still staying tuned for more details. Come on, Starz, you can trust us to keep a secret — who’s going to be playing Shadow?