Neil Gaiman Will Be Writing Episodes to ‘American Gods’ on Starz
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After a series of negotiations, “American Gods” will definitely be turned into a TV series by Starz. The network has hired Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”) to run the production and Fuller has confirmed, Neil Gaiman, the author of the book the show will be based on, is writing episodes for the show.
Speaking with the press, Fuller said that the scripts of the first two episodes have already been done.
“We are cranking away. We’ve got the first two scripts written already,” he remarked, according to Variety. “It’s wonderful to be working with Neil Gaiman.”
“Neil Gaiman is going to be writing episodes of the show. It’s going to have scope, as it should,” he added.
On his Twitter, the best-selling author did confirm that he will be writing for the TV series.
“I am thrilled, scared, delighted, nervous and a ball of glorious anticipation,” said Gaiman when the show was announced as a straight-to-series pick up. “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.”
Published in 2001, the story of “American Gods” exposes the differences between traditional gods, such as that of religion or Greek mythology influences, versus new deities, such as money, media, technology, fame, drugs and the like. It follows an ex-con named Shadow Moon who is hired to become one of the bodyguards of the traditional gods.
The series is currently looking to cast Shadow Moon.
The show is slated for a 2016 debut.