The long talked about novel ‘American Gods’ will finally come to life on the small screen thanks to Starz…
For years, Neil Gaiman’s book ‘American Gods’ has been talked about as a possible film or television series, but time after time no one could seem to get the project off the ground.
On Tuesday, Starz officially gave the green light for a new ‘American Gods’ television series with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Heroes) on board as show runners.
Gaiman will also serve as executive producer for the series.
“I am thrilled, scared, delighted, nervous and a ball of glorious anticipation,” Gaiman said. ” 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.”
Here’s the plot for ‘American Gods’ if you haven’t read it or want to check out the series (although you REALLY should read the book)
“The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.”
Starz is also encouraging fans to use the hashtag #CastingShadow for their ideas on who should play the lead role of ‘Shadow Moon’.
Production for the series will begin after casting the lead role.