Bryan Fuller Is the Perfect Person to Produce Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' For Starz
If you've never read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, I order you to stop whatever you're doing right now, go find a copy of the book, read it, then come back and finish reading this article. Done? Alright, now we can move on: According to The Hollywood Reporter, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods is being helmed by Bryan Fuller — whom you may recognize as the creator of NBC's glorious-yet-underrated series Hannibal — and Heroes co-executive producer Michael Green for Starz.
This is a huge deal as far as literary adaptions go: American Gods is not an easy book to translate to screen (after all, the plot focuses on Gods at war with one another, lots of modern mythology, and a mix of dark urban legends), but if there's anyone perfect for the job it's definitely Fuller and Green — Fuller's Dead Like Me focused on the supernatural, and Pushing Daisies, as colorful and happy as it was, had darker themes attached too. As for Green, Heroes definitely dealt with people who had God-like powers, so it's not an unfamiliar concept either.
As the project is still in the early stages of development, there's no word on when Starz will air it — but considering they've picked it up as a script-to-series commitment, it's likely to happen for sure. As Uproxx explains, Fuller does not plan on leaving Hannibal (thank goodness) so Green will actually have more responsibility in terms of producing and running the show, while Fuller will handle the scripts. Both are attached to the project as showrunners.