“Hannibal” Showrunner Bryan Fuller To Produce Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” For Starz

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After years of at both HBO and Starz, the long-awaited series adaptation of ’s is officially a go at Starz. Hannibal showrunner and Kings creator will shepherd the adaptation of Gaiman’s bestselling 2001 novel, which centers on a modern-day America where the ancient gods of myth exist in human form. Green and Fuller will script, executive produce, and serve as showrunners, while Gaiman himself will executive produce the Starz/FremantleMedia North America .

“Almost 15 years ago, Neil 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. Neil has given us a lot of room to really dig into the characters and he’s shared them with us. It’s an immigration story really, at its heart, so it feels like we can unpack that in a way that allows us to tell a signature story.” Fuller and Green jointly released in a statement.

Starz has announced that is contingent on the casting of the series’ lead, Shadow Moon, an ex-con and bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday, an ancient deity.

Neil Gaiman (Kimberly Butler)

(Kimberly Butler)

Regarding the project, Gaiman said, “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 …”

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht added, “Starz is committed to bring American Gods to its legions of fans. With our partners at FremantleMedia and with Bryan, Michael and Neil guiding the project, we hope to create a series that honors the book and does right by the fans, who have been casting it in their minds for years. The search for Shadow begins today!”

Gaiman’s novel has won a multitude of accolades including a Nebula, Hugo, and Bram Stoker Award and has been translated into over 30 languages worldwide.

FremantleMedia’s , , and will also executive produce, with Starz’ Vice President of Original Programming overseeing for the network.

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  1. Kiss your career goodbye Bryan Fuller. You will be drawn into the Neil Gaiman curse and his downward spiral. No one can help you. Too bad you picked a Scientology scumbag like Gaiman.

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