Hannibal series creator Bryan Fuller is reuniting with series director David Slade on his new STARZ series AMERICAN GODS. The series, which debuts in 2017, sees Fuller and Michael Green developing and showrunning.
Slade, who directed several episodes of Hannibal and served as an executive producer on that series, will also direct the pilot and more episodes of Gods, in addition to executive producing.
American Gods is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel of the same name, which centers on a modern-day America where the ancient gods of myth exist in human form.
FremantleMedia North America is producing, with Fremantle’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk serving as executive producers. Aside from penning several episodes, Gaiman will also executive produce.
Slade’s a prime choice to shape the tone of America Gods, as he contributed to the gorgeous look of Hannibal, which was arguably the most cinematic series on television. Though, this can be taken as a sign that Hannibal is really, truly over, which is heartbreaking and best and devastating at worst.
Aside from his work on Hannibal, Slade’s also directed episodes of the PlayStation series Powers, NBC’s short-lived Awake, NBC’s Crossbones, and Breaking Bad. Cutting his teeth with the thriller Hard Candy, Slade went on to direct Sony’s vampire horror 30 Days of Night and Summit’s vampire romance Twilight Sage: Eclipse.
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This news was first reported by Deadline.