A year after finally going into development, Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel American Gods is officially Starz' latest series. Deadline reports that the long-gestating adaptation has gotten a straight-to-series order. Hannibal and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is on board to write the series, with Gotham executive producer Michael Green as showrunner and Gaiman himself as executive producer.
"I am thrilled, scared, delighted, nervous, and a ball of glorious anticipation," Gaiman said in a statement. "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."
"I am thrilled, scared, delighted, nervous, and a ball of glorious anticipation."
American Gods follows the cross-country exploits of ex-con Shadow Moon and the mysterious Mr. Wednesday after the death of Shadow's wife, Laura. During their journey, the pair come into contact with a series of gods and magical beings from all over the world, so it'll be interesting to see what the cast will look like as the series approaches its debut.
It took years to get to this point. American Gods has long been an attractive property for adaptation, and was originally being developed for HBO in 2011. However, the network dropped the project last year. With Starz moving forward with it, fans can finally see how this story could play out on TV.