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Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 9:24PM EST
American Gods' original showrunners planned to have Gillian Anderson play both Mister Rodgers and Princess Leia
Bryan Fuller tweeted last night that he and original co-showrunner Michael Green were fully committed the Starz series before their ouster. "We were dedicated to cast, crafted the season, wrote 5 episodes, even had Media as Mr. Rogers & Princess Leia," Fuller tweeted. "We were in the process of reducing scope due to a dramatic budget reduction when we were fired."
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 1:45PM EST
American Gods finally gets a Season 2 premiere date
The Starz series returns March 10 -- 21 months after its Season 1 finale. The road to Season 2 has had many setbacks following several showrunner exits.
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:35PM EDT
Kristin Chenoweth won't be back for American Gods Season 2, citing co-creator Bryan Fuller's departure
“I couldn’t come back without him,” said Chenoweth, who previously starred on Fuller's Pushing Daisies. “It wouldn’t be right.”
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Neil Gaiman on American Gods behind-the-scenes showrunner turmoil: "It was bullsh*t"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“I was offered the showrunner job several times, and I can’t. It doesn’t work that way," Gaiman says of the reported behind-the-scenes turmoil. "I’m doing Good Omens. It’s a full-time thing. So for me, I wanted Bryan (Fuller) and Michael (Green) to succeed. I wanted Jesse (Alexander) to succeed and I think Jesse did an amazing job of taking a show that didn’t have a showrunner, suddenly and surprisingly, and didn’t have scripts and putting together a writers’ room, putting together a show. It was amazing.” Gaiman admits there were some problems, but nothing out of the ordinary. “Sometimes people write scripts and the scripts don’t always work,” he said. “And at that point, somebody else in the writers’ room takes a crack at it.”
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
American Gods teases Season 2
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 1:11PM EDT
American Gods' problems continue as the new showrunner has been "fired but not fired"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Jesse Alexander, who replaced the fired original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, has been pushed out himself. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "production on the drama, which is six weeks behind and recently was forced to go on a hiatus, is in disarray. Castmembers have not received copies of the script for the show's season two finale because, as one source put it, 'there is no script.'"
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 2:49PM EDT
American Gods names successor to Gillian Anderson's Media
Kahyun Kim will take on the role of New Media in Season 2 of the Starz series, playing "the goddess of global content — and in this age, a cyberspace chameleon, who is also a master of manipulation." The Starz series also announced that Dean Winters will guest-star in Season 2.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 2:02PM EDT
American Gods to return in 2019, a behind-the-scenes video reveals
Stars of the Starz series posted a video commemorating the beginning of Season 2 production following a high-profile showrunner change.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Gillian Anderson's American Gods Media character will be replaced by "New Media"
The Starz series is searching for a 20-something actress of Asian descent to play the role of "New Media," who symbolizes the role of social media in modern American life.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Starz has named a new American Gods showrunner after an extensive search
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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.” PLUS: 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
Source: Vanity Fair
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.”