‘Hannibal’ Showrunner David Slade Joins ‘American Gods’ As Director
“Hannibal” may be over, but director David Slade is back! The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” has optioned Slade with old collaborator Bryan Fuller. Read on for more details.
In “Hannibal, Slade has created one of the television’s most darkly delicious shows, equal parts of terror and fascination. Now, he is collaborating with “Hannibal” and “Star Trek” writer Bryan Fuller for Neil Gaiman’s opus: “American Gods.”
Fuller has confirmed Slade’s participation in the project with this tweet. The episodes of the show will be written by Gaiman himself, who is executive producer for the show along with Fuller, Collider is reporting.
“American Gods,” often regarded as one of Gaiman’s best works, follows the mysterious and stoic ‘Shadow’ through the length and breadth of the American continent, running errands for the even more mysterious and unimaginably powerful ‘Wednesday.’ On his way, he encounters gods, monsters and mythical beings from all over the world, who have been brought to America with the waves of immigrants and are now being quietly forgotten. Without giving too much away, the novel features a talking dog, a battle between old gods and new, and at least one character from “The Avengers” film, hiding in plain sight.
Even for those who’ve already read the novel, the series will bring something new, promising to expand beyond Wednesday and Shadow’s point of view, and even bringing in matter from the companion book, “Anansi Boys.”
Gaiman’s works have been adapted for several Hollywood movies, including “Stardust” and “Beowulf.” His other magnum opus, “The Sandman” has recently being optioned for a film by Joseph Gordon Levitt.
“American Gods” is expected to premiere in late 2016.
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