In an age where books, novels, and comic books are adapted to the big and small screen, it comes as no surprise that Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, “American Gods,” has joined the ranks of other fantasy books turned into a television series, as the project has just been ordered and greenlit at Starz. Read on to learn more about this exciting new offering from Starz.
Starz, whose television show offerings currently include an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander”, according to Variety, has given the greenlight to the television adaptation of popular fantasy novel written by Gaiman. According to the author’s official website, the novel won several awards including a Hugo Award for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel and a Nebula Award for Best Novel.
According to Deadline, the story centers around an ex-con named Shadow Moon. He becomes the bodyguard and companion of a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday. He is therefore thrust into an epic battle between traditional and mythological figures and gods and the newer, more materialistic gods of the current age.
The outlet also reported that Gaiman will be involved in the creation of the television adaptation and will be executive producing the series, along with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. According to Variety, Fuller and Green will also be the show’s showrunners and will be writing the script of the adaptation.
The show is currently conducting a “casting search” for Shadow Moon.
However, when it comes to how faithful the adaptation will be, Variety reports that the chief executive officer of Starz, Chris Albrecht, has stated that Starz will be honoring the book and the fans of Neil Gaiman and the book itself.
What do you think about Bryan Fuller being on board on this project? What do you think about “American Gods” being adapted as a television series? Do you think that it would work? Who would you like to see as Shadow Moon or Mr. Wednesday? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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