'American Gods' to be adapted for TV by Starz
'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman portrays a battle between old and new gods.
The network Starz will air a series version of Gaiman’s novel, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Bryan Fuller, the creator of NBC’s series “Hannibal” and Michael Green, executive producer of the ABC show “The River,” will reportedly serve as showrunners and Gaiman will executive-produce the adaptation.
“I can't wait to see what they do to bring the story to the widest possible audience able to cope with it,” Gaiman said of the team behind the project, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Neil Gaiman has created the holiest of holy toy boxes with American Gods and filled it with all manner of magical thing, born of new gods and old,” Fuller said in a statement reported in Entertainment Weekly. “Michael Green and I are thrilled to crack this toy box wide open and unleash the fantastical titans of heaven and earth and Neil’s vividly prolific imagination
A TV adaptation of “American Gods” had been in the works before at HBO, which put a series based on the novel into development but later abandoned the idea.
“American Gods” was first published in 2001 and follows protagonist Shadow Moon, who is a witness to a battle between old and new gods.
Starz is airing a TV adaptation of another novel, “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon, this August.