Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Gets Full Series Order at Starz

Now... who should be cast to play Shadow...?

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The search for a Shadow is on! After a long wait that involved bouncing around at HBO, the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel, American Gods, has just received a straight-to-series order from Starz!

The show will be executive produced by Hannibal and Pushing Daisies creator, Bryan Fuller; Kings creator, Michael Green; and Neil Gaiman himself, which is very promising. In fact, as reported by Deadline Hollywood, Gaiman seems excited by how this is all coming together, saying:

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…

Starz is going to be handling network pay TV and SVOD rights, while FremantleMedia is going to be distributing worldwide. No word on when the show is scheduled to drop. With what Fuller has said in the past about the adaptation and Gaiman’s participation and enthusiastic approval, I have high hopes for this show!

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