The 100 Ricky Whittle

A TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods has been in the works for years now — first at HBO, now at Starz — and the latest iteration of the project has just made a huge leap forward. Ricky Whittle, probably best known as Lincoln on The CW’s The 100, will play the lead character, Shadow Moon. More about the American Gods Shadow casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Starz presented to the Television Critics Association this morning and Starz CEO Chris Albrecht announced new series collaborations with Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alejandro Brugués. We asked the status of the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead, which was greenlit before the season one premiere. Albrecht says development is moving full speed ahead.  Read More »

American Gods director

We still don’t know who will star in American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s novel which marks the major post-Hannibal project for producer Bryan Fuller. Now we do know, however, that the Starz series will bring another veteran of Fuller’s last series into the fold. Hannibal director and exec producer David Slade is signing on to helm the pilot of the new series, and it sounds like he’ll be just as involved in American Gods as he was with Hannibal. Read More »

American Gods concept art (2)

The long-developing American Gods TV show got to take a big leap forward this week when Starz announced it had officially greenlit the show. But even so, it’s going to be a while before we’re actually sitting down to watch the first episode. They’ve barely started casting, let alone shooting.

So in the meantime, series co-creator Bryan Fuller has offered up a tiny taste of the upcoming series in the form of some concept art. And for what it’s worth, author Neil Gaiman wholeheartedly approves of his story’s new look. See the first American Gods concept art after the jump.  Read More »

American Gods TV series

The Neil Gaiman novel American Gods, about an ex-con named Shadow who, thanks to a powerful and mysterious old man, is drawn into a conflict between gods old and new, has been in development for TV for a long time. Now the American Gods TV series is really going to be a thing, as Starz has given the green light to a series from showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Read More »

Bryan Fuller American Gods

A TV series is once again in development based on the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods. The story, which tells of a conflict between two factions of gods, old and new, and the man named Shadow who is caught in the middle, was previously in development at HBO. But that effort faltered. Now, Freemantle Medi is developing a new show, which will air on Starz. Even better, the pilot is being scripted by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Heroes) and Michael Green (The River, Kings, Heroes). Green will serve as showrunner, and exec produce the series with Fuller and Gaiman. There’s a lot of good news in there; we’e got more info on this Bryan Fuller American Gods project below. Read More »

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HBO American gods

You may recall that a few years back, HBO was planning a six-season adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods. You may also have noticed that that it never actually came to pass. So what happened? Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming, has the answer. Find out what it is after the jump.

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american-gods

Once upon a time, Neil Gaiman‘s novel American Gods was bound for HBO, with rumored notions developing for a six-series adaptation that would feature new material in addition to the original storyline of the novel. The story, about a man who is drawn into a conflict between gods old and new, is certainly big enough for several seasons.

American Gods slowed down at HBO last year, however, and in November Gaiman told Reddit that the show was no longer at HBO. “There is an American Gods TV series in the works. It’s no longer with HBO. The moment that things are ready to be announced I am sure they will be, either legitimately or via a leak in a big Hollywood Agency mailroom.”

Now FremantleMedia North America has picked up the rights to the book, and has Gaiman onboard to exec produce a series. Read More »

There’s a certain risk in falling in love with an HBO show. Talk to fans of DeadwoodCarnivale and/or Rome and you’ll hear bitter tales like those spat out by jilted lovers. That won’t be the case with Game of Thrones, say HBO execs, who during a press tour today addressed plans for the show’s future. Along with that talk, there was brief mention of the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods, which is still in the very early stages. Read More »