The War Between Gods Begins as Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Gets Green Light
Starz have finally given the go ahead and are moving forwards with their television adaptation of American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will be writing the adaptation and will also serve as executive producers a long side Gaiman. There is currently no casting details for the project but Starz have said that production will begin once they have their leading man, they have also taken it to the fans using #CastingShadow so they can tell Starz who they think should get the role of Shadow Moon.
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… – Neil Gaiman
Almost 15 years ago, Neil Gaiman filled a toy box with gods and magic and we are thrilled to finally crack it open and play. We’re grateful to have STARZ above us and FremantleMedia at our backs as we appease the gods, American or otherwise. – Bryan Fuller and Michael Green
After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the time until his release ticks away, he can feel a storm brewing. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr Wednesday claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But the storm is about to break… Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman’s epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.
You can buy a copy of American Gods now from Amazon.co.uk