If you’re anticipating the Starz TV series based on the fantasy novel American Gods, we have even more thrilling news for you!
Deadline reports Neil Gaiman, author of the award-winning novel, will be writing several episodes of the series! Bryan Fuller, who will produce, shared the news. “We are cranking away” at scripts for the first two episodes he said, then added “Neil Gaiman is going to be writing episodes of the show.” In case you haven’t read the novel, here’s Deadline’s summary:
The 2001 novel concerns a brewing war between old and new gods, with traditional gods from myth and religions steadily losing believers to deities that reflect more modern concerns, such as love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. The book centers on Shadow Moon, an ex-con hired as a bodyguard by one of those older gods trying to push back against the new gods’ successes.
American Gods was given a straight-to-series order by Starz, and is currently casting Shadow Moon. Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller and Kings creator Michael Green co-created the series, and will executive produce with Gaiman.
WHO SHOULD PLAY SHADOW MOON?
Jason Mamoa, who played Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones and will soon be Aquaman, is a fan favorite to play Shadow Moon! Support Jason as Shadow Moon and dream cast the character >>
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