Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS Is Still In The Works, Just Not With HBO


americanIt seems this week is Neil Gaiman week. The author recently talked about the evolution of a potential Sandman movie and earlier today it was reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was rumored for the latest attempt from David Goyer. Well now we have some TV news about one of the author’s works thanks to a recent Reddit AMA about all manners of Gaiman‘s prolific body of work. One of the most interesting things he had to say was about the long awaited American Gods TV adaptation that has been in the works for years. Gaiman said it is still in the works, but the specifics have been changed.

A few years ago it was announced that America Gods, the 2001 Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel, would be adapted into a series for HBO. There was only one book but it was said the series could run up to six seasons long. Gaiman has been teasing the project off and on ever since it was announced, saying he was working on the script as recently as earlier this year. When asked about the series during his AMA, the author said it was still in the works but it’s no longer at HBO:

There is an American Gods TV series in the works. It’s no longer with HBO. The moment that things are ready to be announced I am sure they will be, either legitimately or via a leak in a big Hollywood Agency mailroom.

So now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag, hopefully we’ll hear where the series could land very soon. AMC is working on Preacher and reportedly have their eyes on another couple of projects in that general area, so American Gods (while obviously a novel and not a comic) could make a decent fit for the network. What do you think American Gods chances of actually getting made are now?

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Source : Reddit via HuffPo