When Gillian Anderson announced she would not be returning to Starz hit show American Gods, the question arose whether they would recast the role or go in a new direction. Today that question was answered. The show will introduce a new character that will replace Gillian’s character, Media.
Last week on American Gods, we didn’t spend much time with Shadow, Wednesday or any of the Gods Old or New. But we did get a hell of exposition as it relates to Laura Moon, what she’s been doing before and after her fellatio-related auto accident. Thanks to Mad Sweeny’s coin, she’s now an undead super zombie, capable of destroying the Technical Boy’s drones with a flick of the wrist. Her death gave her a newfound appreciation for her “puppy” and she now wants to find him. Even though she’s back in the real world, the nothingness of death awaits her when her task is completed.
More than fifteen years after the publication of Neil Gaiman‘s Hugo and Nebula Award winning novel American Gods, Starz broadcast the first episode of the television adaptation today. Though it’s still incredibly recent, advanced previews are already getting great reviews, from long time fans of the book and people coming to the series with fresh eyes alike. It seems that the various components of the series, after fans have ached for it for so many years, have fallen into place in a way that will at meet high expectations, with a stellar cast including Ricky Whittle as protagonist Shadow Moon and Ian McShane as his con artist Old God mentor, Mr Wednesday.
As previously reported, Brian Fuller and Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of Gaiman’s original work, American Gods is finally coming to television on April 30th. Other than a trailer and some info leaked around the net, there hasn’t been too much information released on the various characters (Gods… we mean Gods) who are going to be making up the cast… until now! Starz has released 10 new character posters and we have them here for you to check out.
American Gods makes its way onto the small screen on Starz April 30th, based on Neil Gaiman‘s best-selling book of the same name. This new trailer sets a dark and bloody tone for the series produced by Bryan Fuller and Micheal Green which stars Ricky Whittle (The 100), Ian McShane (Deadwood), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Orlando Jones (Mad TV), Crispen Glover (Back to the Future), and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch). Check out the trailer below. (more…)
After almost three decades of waiting, the first collaborative novel between Sir Terry Pratchett (Discworld novels) and Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Stardust, and Coraline) is finally being made for television! Development for an adaptation of Good Omens began in 2002 as a film, but the project remained somewhat mired in development hell for years. By 2008, the project appeared dead in the water. Fortunately, for fans and pretty much everyone else who appreciates amazing fantasy fiction, Amazon greenlit the series, which is set to premiere sometime in 2018.
Legitimately legendary author Neil Gaiman harbors a dark secret. Either he has actual tiger blood, is a neutron star in a human disguise, has formed a dark pact with ancient gods or simply has an army of tousle-haired clones at his disposal. There can be no other explanations for how he can have so many projects on the go at once. There’s TV versions of American Gods and Good Omens on his plate as well as a radio version of Stardust, and that’s just for starters. Now he’s been announced as producer of a brand new Science Fiction show that intends to hop around the multiverse in an abandoned skyscraper. Good god man, it’s okay to just have a lie-in sometimes.
One of the most successful comic series in the past fifty years, Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman has won numerous awards and accolades, inspired a range of spin-offs and garnered an enormous cult following that continues to grow by the day, despite the comics now being nearly thirty years old. In 2005, IGN declared Sandman the best Vertigo comic ever published. The spin-off television series, Lucifer, was renewed for a second season in April this year. Despite meeting with the kind of success that most comic creators can only dream of, Sandman has still not been made into a feature film. (more…)
Finally! The first live action trailer for American Gods has been released at Comic Con. The Starz panel, which included several of the cast members, the producers, showrunners/writers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, and the man himself, Neil Gaiman, also included the announcement that Kristin Chenoweth was announced as landing the role of Easter, the goddess formerly known as Ostara, the goddess of spring. (more…)
Perhaps one of the most anticipated television adaptations in recent history, Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods has had a solid cult status practically since it was first published. The imagination and creativity that Gaiman put into every aspect of the story – from the wonderful imagery to the stark contrast between the modern setting and the ancient mythology – seemed like the perfect foundation for a great show. Since Starz announced in July 2014 that they would finally be adapting the novel for TV, fans have been lapping up every scrap of news they can find. (more…)