Bow before Bryan Fuller’s AMERICAN GODS
Neil Gaiman’s epic finally hits the screen
As a book, AMERICAN GODS is a modern classic. Because of this, ever since it’s publication, there have been many many attempts to get this on the screen, big or small.
I went to a Q&A and book signing with Gaiman back in 2013. I had the opportunity to ask him about the development of an adaptation of AMERICAN GODS. Although he didn’t go into specifics, he did say that things were moving forward. Not soon after, HBO announced they were in development. By the end of the year, HBO cancelled its adaptation.
By mid 2014, Fremantle Media moved forward with its development, to be aired on Starz.
So far, so standard.
Then the excitement started when Michael Green and Bryan Fuller were announced as showrunners.
HANNIBAL is the most artistic and phenomenally bold TV series of recent years. My mind can’t really think of a show quite as daring as it. This in part, mainly, due to Bryan Fuller’s vision for the series; taking it away from standard psychological crime thriller, into something unique and daring.
The visionary masterpiece of HANNIBAL, married with Gaiman’s prose is a very enticing arrangement.
And so bring us to this:
The casting of Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday, Gillian Anderson as Media, Orlando Jones as Mr Nancy, and Crispin Glover as Mr World, just adds fuel to the fire.
From press releases it can be assumed that the events of the book take place over 2 or 3 series. And if Starz deems it successful enough, Neil Gaiman’s in-progress sequel will be the follow up series.
It is unknown what channel will pick up this in the UK, but this will definitely be something to champion when it does finally see the light of day.