Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' gets series order from Starz

Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' will be arriving on your TV as a drama series thanks to a recent order from Starz. There have been rumbles and hopes in the past that an adaption would come about, but for different reasons they've all fallen through. HBO, for example, was set to produce a series based on American Gods a few years ago, but after a couple years they ended up passing it on. From there the production was nabbed by FremantleMedia, and it is that company that has received the order from Starz.

The American Gods adaption will be a drama series based on the fantasy novel written by Gaiman. The series, though, was penned by and developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, according to Deadline. Gaiman will be serving as an executive producer for the show.

The novel itself was published back in 2001, and it enjoyed a healthy fan base across the world (and has continued to since). In it is presented Shadow Moon, a bodyguard for old god and conman Mr. Wednesday. Casting is now underway to find someone to play Shadow Man.

Said Gaiman of the order, "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."

SOURCE: Deadline