Oh happy day (oh happy day), when Bryan Fuller wrote (when Bryan Fuller wrote) all our favorite shows (oh happy day)!
Fuller will write the script for the pilot and he and Green will serve as executive producers (along with Gaiman).
Said the Starz managing producer of the news:
“American Gods” is a project that deserves to be made. With our partners at FremantleMedia and with Bryan, Michael and Neil, we believe we can create a series that honors the book and does right by the fans and viewers.
When you create something like “American Gods,” which attracts fans and obsessives and people who tattoo quotes from it on themselves or each other, and who all, tattooed or not, just care about it deeply, it’s really important to pick your team carefully: you don’t want to let the fans down, or the people who care and have been casting it online since the dawn of recorded history. What I love most about the team who I trust to take it out to the world, is that they are the same kind of fanatics that “American Gods” has attracted since the start. I haven’t actually checked Bryan Fuller or Michael Green for quote tattoos, but I would not be surprised if they have them.
The people at Fremantle are the kinds of people who have copies of “American Gods” in the bottom of their backpacks after going around the world, and who press them on their friends. And the team at Starz have been quite certain that they wanted to give Shadow, Wednesday and Laura a home since they first heard that the book was out there. I can’t wait to see what they do to bring the story to the widest possible audience able to cope with it.
Neil Gaiman has created the holiest of holy toy boxes with “American Gods” and filled it with all manner of magical thing, born of new gods and old. Michael Green and I are thrilled to crack this toy box wide open and unleash the fantastical titans of heaven and earth and Neil’s vividly prolific imagination.
For those of you not in the know, Fuller created the uber-fabulous “Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Wonderfalls” and “Dead Like Me.”
There is currently no projected air date for “American Gods” but hey, at least there’s finally some forward momentum. Optimism!