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Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Starz has named a new American Gods showrunner after an extensive search
New executive producer Jesse Alexander has previously worked with former co-showrunner Bryan Fuller on Star Trek: Discovery and Hannibal. Alexander succeeds Fuller and Michael Green, who exited the Starz series despite having already written the first six episodes of Season 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, author Neil Gaiman was unhappy with Fuller and Green's plans to take the show in their own direction. Under new showrunner Alexander, American Gods will scrap the six scripts and be more of a straight adaptation of Gaiman's novel.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Starz boss on American Gods: “We're having some trouble getting the second season underway”
Former showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who left amid a reported budget dispute, have yet to be officially replaced. But Starz CEO Chris Albrecht says that they will still be "involved as much as they can be" in the next season, adding that they were neither fired nor did they quit. Albrecht suggested that author Neil Gaiman will take over showrunner duties -- which Gaiman disputes. Albrecht added that American Gods “has faced many of the challenges that terrific, complex premium shows face when trying to get successive seasons, especially when art comes before commerce."
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
Gillian Anderson: I’m leaving The X-Files because “I don’t want to be tied down to doing one thing for months and months”
“This is it for me, I’m really serious,” Anderson said at the TV press tour, reiterating what she said in October and December about Season 11 being her final season. Anderson's original plan was to call it quits after the six Season 10 episodes, but she said that “didn’t feel like the right way to end it. I wouldn’t have been happy if those six were the way to say goodbye." She added: “I’m finished and that's the end of that… I like to be challenged as an actor and I like to do many many characters. It's time for me to hang up Scully’s hat, it just is. The next couple of years are quite full…There’s lots of things I want to do in my life and my career. I don’t want to be tied down to months and months of any particular one thing.” ALSO: Anderson is also leaving American Gods.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Kristin Chenoweth isn’t sure she’ll return to American Gods following showrunner change
Chenoweth says she was “devastated” to learn about Michael Green and Bryan Fuller's exit. “When Bryan was the showrunner, I was coming back for several episodes, but I don’t know now,” says Chenoweth. “It depends on who it is and if they think I add value or not.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 9:21PM EST
American Gods showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green exit
Fuller and Green, who created the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel for Starz, may have departed the Starz series over the show’s budget. According to Deadline, “there had been talk that the budget for first season of the ambitious production had ballooned to Game of Thrones levels. We hear series producer FremantleMedia North America, under new scripted chief Dante di Loreto, tried to impose big budget cuts for the 10-episode second season, which led to the showrunner change.”
Posted Friday 8/25/17 at 10:15PM EDT
The same design firm created the opening credits for Game of Thrones, Westworld, Daredevil and The Crown
Angus Wall’s Elastic firm was put on the map by Game of Thrones, leading to other series — from The Young Pope to True Detective to American Gods — to seek out the company’s ideas. “Game of Thrones is still referenced more so than anything that is more recent, even like, Westworld or True Detective,” says Jennifer Sofio Hall, Elastic’s managing director. “It was an incredibly iconic piece of entertainment. I think it reinvigorated the main-title category for the Emmys, and everything else.”