Neil Gaiman Says ‘American Gods’ Is “Undoubtedly Not Useless” – .
On Tuesday, American Gods EP Neil Gaiman responded to Starz’s cancellation of the series, assuring fans that there is more to the story that can and will be explored.
“It’s definitely not dead,” tweeted the author who wrote the 2001 book on which the series is based.
While thanking the Starz team for “the journey of the American gods so far,” he said “Freemantle (who make AG) have committed to ending the story that began in Episode 1.”
“At the moment,” he added, “we all are I’m just waiting to see which way is the best and who it will be with. “
It is definitely not dead. I am grateful to the @Starz team for the journey of the American gods so far. Fremantle (who make AG) is committed to ending the story that started in Episode 1, and right now we’re all just waiting to see which trail is the best and who it will be with. https://t.co/Yw90PvIvGf
– Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 31, 2021
Just yesterday, Starz confirmed that the fantastic drama starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane would not be recorded for a fourth season. The news came just over a week after the season three finale.
“Everyone at Starz is grateful to the dedicated cast and crew, as well as our partners at Fremantle, who brought to life the always relevant story of author and executive producer Neil Gaiman that speaks to our country’s cultural climate,” a network spokesman told . .
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When the cancellation was confirmed, news broke that further exploration of the American gods (possibly with a series of events or a television movie) might be possible – and Gaiman’s comments bring the situation into sharper focus. It was clear that the thought of proceeding with the American god story wasn’t just lip service from those close to the show.
American Gods was developed for television by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and debuted on the Premium Cabler in April 2017. The focus is on Shadow (Whittle), a recently released ex-conv who bonds with a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday (McShane). This will help you learn more about his own life and past. The original cast on the series also included Orlando Jones, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Kahyun Kim, Omid Abtahi, Mousa Kraish, and Pablo Schreiber.
American Gods is produced by Fremantle and produced by Gaiman, McShane, current showrunner Charles Eglee, Anne Kenney, Damian Kindler, David Paul Francis, Mark Tinker, Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk.
Gaiman is currently working on Netflix’s adaptation of his comic series The Sandman, which will feature Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry and Sanjeev Bhaskar, among others.