American Gods is one of Neil Gaiman’s greatest novels and fans of the book have always wanted a bit more. Gaiman does what he wants of course and rightfully so but now that we know there is going to be a television series based on the popular book there’s hope. The TV idea for American Gods has been off and on for over a decade and has finally come to a decision.
It was assumed Gaiman would be involved in some way with the show since he wrote it. However, not many expected him to be writing for the show altogether.
At the Saturn Awards this past week American Gods co-showrunner Bryan Fuller had this to say. “We are cranking away. We’ve got the first two scripts written already. It’s wonderful to be working with Neil Gaiman… Neil Gaiman is going to be writing episodes of the show… It’s going to have scope as it should.”
American Gods tells a modern tale of what happens to the gods of old when people start to forget about them. While they still exist, they aren’t as powerful as they once where and struggle to survive.
Gaiman is well known for a variety of different works including the Vertigo comic book series Sandman and a few other novels like The Graveyard Book, Stardust, and Anansi Boys.
Gaiman has also written for television before. Credits include two episodes of Doctor Who, an episode of Babylon 5, Neverwhere for BBC, and the screenplays for MirrorMask and Beowulf.
We can all assume American God fans are excited to see what the television show has in store. It’s even more interesting knowing Neil Gaiman is involved.