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.