Neil Gaiman to Write Episodes of ‘American Gods’ on Starz

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Neil Gaiman fans, rejoice! The author himself will be writing episodes for the upcoming Starz series based on his beloved novel “American Gods.”

The show’s producer Bryan Fuller spilled the beans to Collider at the Saturn Awards earlier this week.

“We are cranking away. We’ve got the first two scripts written already,” Fuller said. “It’s wonderful to be working with Neil Gaiman.”

Fuller clarified: “Neil Gaiman is going to be writing episodes of the show,” he said. “It’s going to have scope, as it should.”

Based on the level of fan excitement generated earlier this month when it was announced that the novel would be turned into a Starz series, the reaction to the news of Gaiman’s direct involvement promises to be enthusiastic, to say the least.

The critically celebrated book has been translated into 30 languages and feted with Hugo and Nebula awards, high honors in the fantasy genre.

“I am thrilled, ‎scared, delighted, nervous and a ball of glorious anticipation,” Gaiman said when the series was announced. “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.”

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  1. amandagrey1 says:

    Reblogged this on The Writer's Hub and commented:
    I thought this seemed appropriate considering my recent post! Woo! American Gods coming to the big screen!

  2. marco says:

    i hope they do cast Jason Momoa as wednsday and Rachel Nichols cast as well … they looked good together in Conan film

  3. Skip Mendler says:

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if they cast Tim Hiddleston as Low-Key?

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