‘American Gods,’ which is to be a television adaptation of the Niel Gaiman novel is a project that has been in development for some time now. In fact it seems like one of many projects that we have been reporting on from time to time for best part of 18 months to two years, which gives you some idea of how long some projects can linger for.
According to the newest update from executive producer Bryan Fuller the lingering for ‘America Gods’ could soon be heading into overdrive as he and his creative partner Michael Green get the project underway for Starz, the same little cable channel that had a huge hit with ‘Spartacus’ not to long ago.
While speaking to Den Of Geek Fuller revealed a little about the pending television adaptation and wasn’t shy about providing potential spoilers.
“We’ve broken the first three episodes, Michael Green and I, and we’re having so much fun. It’s such a different muscle to Hannibal. There’s a big, bold, sprawling world that is at our fingertips that is going to be so much fun to explore.”
In terms of the different races on the show Fuller assures fans that he will be trying to stay as true to the book as possible.
“In our conversations about who our ideals are for specific roles, Shadow is described as… is he a gypsy? Is he Hispanic? Is he black? Or is he all of those things in one? So we know that he is not white! I think if we cast a white man to play Shadow we would be the biggest assholes on television.”
Of course with this being a television series. There is some great potential for Fuller and his team to tack some additional story onto the story-lines of the books, which is something that Fuller is particularly excited about.
“It’s fun to platform the world and say to Neil [Gaiman], okay, if these are the rules of this universe that you’ve created, then it would also apply in these circumstances. That’s been great for Michael and I because we’re recognising the rules and then also allowing ourselves to navigate those rules and expand the story in a fun way where those rules are supporting a greater, grander world than you’re able to see in the novel.”