At long last, Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods adaptation finally pulled back the curtain on Shadow Moon last week, ahead of much more casting to come. Adapting Neil Gaiman’s work can be tricky, but now Fuller reveals at least one novel character to play a huge role in Starz’s coming series.
Having already been in development for years, Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods had its most challenging task in casting the lead role of Shadow Moon. Now, Bryan Fuller’s take has finally found its lead, bringing in The 100 breakout Ricky Whittle for the iconic role.
It’s been some time since we’ve heard from the front of Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller’s Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, last said to be dependent on casting its lead “Shadow Moon.” Whatever progress has been made at least, Starz confirms that production will begin this year, in Canada.
We’ll never stop mourning the absence of future Hannibal (at least until that mini-series finally gets greenlit), but some good finally seems to have come of its end. Frequent Hannibal director David Slade will join creator Bryan Fuller on Neil Gaiman Starz adaptation American Gods, both as director and producer.
Starz’s American Gods adaptation has proven equal parts exciting for finally escaping development hell, and troubling by Bryan Fuller’s diminished focus on Hannibal. The balance may have shifted back to excitement however, as Fuller reveals that American Gods author Neil Gaiman himself will pen a few episodes.
It’s been near of a year since we’ve heard anything from the front of Starz’s take on Neil Gaiman novel American Gods, but like the deities themselves, a formal greenlight simply lay in wait. Now, Starz has confirmed that American Gods will officially move forward, as Gaiman and writer Bryan Fuller move onto casting Shadow Moon.
A few weeks ago we learned the unfortunate reasoning behind HBO's decision to pass on the long-gestating adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods,' somewhat dashing hope the series might ever get made. Now, the 'American Gods' have found new life under development from Starz, with 'Hannibal' creator Bryan Fuller and 'Heroes'' Michael Green at the helm.
Like many other beloved novels and comes, Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' has long languished through the adaptation process, recently receiving second life as a potential TV series through Fremantle Media after HBO's initial option to adapt the fantasy novel fell through. And while we've no word on where the 'American Gods' might land next, HBO head Michael Lombardo has at least offered up the premium cable's reason behind passing on the property.
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but after a long period in development, it seems 'Sandman' creator Neil Gaiman's fantasy drama series 'American Gods' will be getting the TV treatment in the near future, courtesy of FremantleMedia. HBO had previously been in the running to adapt the revered fantasy novel, but will 'American Gods' finally come to reality after all?