fanboy friday: American Gods

This is pretty big news for me–and anyone else that loves Neil Gaiman. I’ve been ignoring a lot of the shows on premium cable stations, so any series on HBO, Showtime, etc. has been off my radar, but if this really happens, I will be glued to the set, guaranteed:

EXCLUSIVE: As HBO prepares to unveil its epic-sized series adaptation of George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones this Sunday, the payweb has begun talks to acquire the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods to be developed into another fantasy series. The project was brought to HBO by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and it was brought to them by Robert Richardson. The plan is for Richardson and Gaiman to write the pilot together.

I am well-prepared for the inevitable “ultimate cast list” threads on message boards and the internet flame wars over casting and writing, but if Gaiman is involved, there can’t be too many people complaining. American Gods is a wonderfully fun book, so I am all for a television adaptation.

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2 Responses

  1. Kyle says:

    Oh, wow. I’m torn. I just re-read the book a couple of months ago, and loved it all over again. I don’t want to see it ruined. But then again, dreaming up a cast list for this would be so much fun. Callum Keith Rennie for Loki, for instance.

  2. Brian says:

    I had no idea this was happening. I read the book years ago, but was a big fan. It’s my second favorite Gaiman after Neverwhere.

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