Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (Heroes, The River) are writing pilot and will serve as showrunners on a series based on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods for the cable network Starz (Spartacus).
The novel was previously under development by HBO, who failed to produce anything before their rights lapsed.
Said Gaiman of the announcement:
“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.”
Anansi Boys, another novel by Gaiman set in the same universe as American Gods, is being separately developed into a miniseries by the BBC.