Starz Developing Series of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

American Gods posterMore exciting news on future TV shows, and this time it’s something other than THE DARK TOWER. Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, AMERICAN GODS, has been given the green light by Starz and will be developed for that channel.

Bryan Fuller, the creator of the hit TV series HANNIBAL, and Michael Green, who wrote the screenplay to 2011’s GREEN LANTERN film (I know, yikes!!) are writing the adaptation and will also serve as exec producers. Neil Gaiman will also exec produce. When production starts is not so clear. The start of production is contingent on the casting of protagonist Shadow Moon. In case you’re not familiar with Gaiman’s novel, get out there and read it immediately!! This is an amazing book that will engross you from the first page. But here’s a brief plot crunch:

In the 2001 novel, which has been translated into over 30 languages, a war is brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. The book centers on Shadow Moon, an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

Here’s what Gaiman has to say about AMERICAN GODS being brought to the small screen:

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“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 …”

More on this one as info becomes available. Have you read AMERICAN GODS? What did you think of it?

Stay Bloody!!!

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