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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 Thursday 6/21/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Amazon's Good Omens adds The Walking Dead alum David Morrissey
He'll play Captain Vincent on the six-part BBC/Amazon comedy based on Neil Gaiman's novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Amazon adapting the fantasy novel series Gormenghast with Neil Gaiman
Gaiman is teaming with A Beautiful Mind Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman on a new TV adaptation of Mervyn Peake's fantasy novel series. BBC adapted the first two books of the series in 2000 starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Christopher Lee.
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 Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:24PM EST
Check out Jon Hamm as a Good Omens angel
Neil Gaiman offered a preview of the Mad Men alum as Angel Gabriel in his upcoming Amazon series.
Posted Tuesday 10/31/17 at 6:30PM EDT
Amazon’s Good Omens casts its Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Catch alum Mireille Enos and The Originals‘ Yusuf Gatewood will play the Horsemen of War and Fame, respectively, on Amazon’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett novel. ALSO: Masters of Sex alum Caitlin Fitzgerald joins Starz’s Sweetbitter.
Posted Monday 8/14/17 at 10:32PM EDT
Amazon is teaming up Michael Sheen and David Tennant
They’re set to star in the apocalyptic drama Good Omens from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.