Neil Gaiman, best known for his immortal Sandman comic, is getting one of his best books adapted into a TV series from FremantleMedia. They’re turning his modern mythology novel American Gods into a series, though where it will land is anyone’s guess. For those of you unfamiliar with the book, here’s what it’s about via Deadline:
“In American Gods, a war is brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. The story centers on Shadow Moon, an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.”
A long time ago, I remember hearing about this possibly being on HBO. I suppose that’s still possible given the fact that this news doesn’t come with a revelation of what channel the show will be on (or Amazon Prime, or Netflix, can we just call them channels, please?). It’s an incredibly high concept show as you can see from the description, so I’m curious to see how it will be adapted for TV. It reminds me a bit of the hyper ambitious Dark Tower miniseries/movie project that may or may not still be happening.
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