/// Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Finds a Home at Starz

July 1, 2014  |  Media Week

It's been rumored for years and now it's one step closer to small-screen life: Neil Gaiman's beloved fantasy novel American Gods has a network ready to pilot to its long-rumored TV adaptation. Now the show is headed to independent premium network Starz, which has had a hit recently with Michael Bay-produced pirate drama Black Sails and managed a brief Renaissance a few years ago shortly after the installation of CEO Chris Albrecht, who had the foresight to put several of the network's flagship shows—notably ancient war drama Spartacus—on Netflix. That's not the same as a full series order, but it's certainly a step closer than it's ever been. FreemantleMedia picked up the rights to the series back in February, but no network was attached. Michael Lombardo of HBO confirmed to Vulture in June that the network where the series eventually landed wouldn't be his. Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller will write the pilot for Starz with Michael Green, who is used to tricky adaptations: he created NBC drama Kings, which retold and modernized the Biblical story of David.

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