Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is being adapted for television by a team led by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal). It will undoubtedly be one of the stranger shows on TV, but it won’t be on TV for a while.
Fortunately, Dark Horse Comics has enlisted P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton to adapt the novel for comics and we don’t have to wait – it’s coming out on March 15th.
The epic tale of a man caught in a war between the Old Gods and the New, American Gods follows ex-convict Shadow Moon as he takes a job as bodyguard to the mysterious Mr. Wednesday – a man who seems to almost know more about him than he does himself.
Neil Gaiman’s award winning novel, American Gods isn’t just coming to television next year – it’s getting the four-color comics and graphic novels treatment, too, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.
The adaptation is coming from legendary comics writer/artist P. Craig Russell (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters) and illustrator Scott Hampton (Hellboy, Batman). Glen Fabray (Preacher) and Adam Brown (Predator vs. Judge Dredd, vs. Aliens) provide the gorgeous cover, with variant covers coming from David Mack (Fight Club 2) and Dave McKean (Black Dog, Cages).
The first issue of American Gods: Shadows will be stores on March 15, 2017. For more details, read on.
Fans of Bryan Fuller’s brilliant but canceled-far-too-soon series Pushing Daisies should be ecstatic over the news that Fuller’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has signed Kristin Chenoweth.
Chenoweth will play pivotal character Easter – who is an updated ancient goddss who’s just trying to keep up with the times. For more (and a link to the show’s first – and wonderful – trailer), follow the jump.
Emily Browning has joined the production of American Gods in the role of Laura Moon.
Based on the Neil Gaiman novel, American Gods relates the adventures of ex-con Shadow Moon as he hires on as bodyguard for a mysterious old man called Mr. Wednesday.
“I’ve been fascinated by Emily Browning since ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ said Gaiman. ‘She has a challenge ahead of her: Laura is a tricky character, and the Laura on the screen is even trickier and more dangerous than the one on the page. She’s going to have a wonderful time bringing Laura to life.”
American Gods goes into production in April. Follow the jump for more.
If ever there was a case of perfect casting, it would Starz’s casting of Ian McShane (Lovejoy, Deadwood, John Wick) as the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, one of the key characters in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
I’m not the only one who thinks so, either…
Neil Gaiman had this to say about the matter, ‘When you write a beloved character (beloved with, or despite, or because of all his faults) like Mr. Wednesday, you get to watch the internet trying to cast the role. I’ve seen a hundred names suggested, but few make me grin like Ian McShane does. I’ve already been lucky enough to have him in one film (he was bright blue in it, animated, and probably Polish). Now I count myself even luckier: he’s made the journey from ‘Lovejoy’ to ‘American Gods.’ Yesterday was Super Tuesday. Today is Wonderful Wednesday.’ Follow the jump for more.
Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel American Gods is coming to television! Starz has given the greenlight to the television adaptation, with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green on board to write and executive produce.
“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…” said Gaiman of the news.
Starz is developing one of the premiere fantasy novels of the 21st Century for television – Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. This is a song we’ve heard before, but going by Starz’s record to development leading to actual programming (as with, for example, Outlander), the chances that we will actually see Gaiman’s epic novel of war between the new gods and the old on our screens have just gone up a hundredfold.
Adding to the general increase in positivity, Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, wonderfalls) and Michael Green (The River, Kings, Heroes) will be American Gods’ showrunners and co-writers of the pilot script. The series comes from Fremantle North America (American Idol, A&E’s upcoming The Returned). For more details – including comments from Gaiman and Fuller – check out the press release after thee jump.