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Neil Gaiman's American Gods - [Starz]

  • 16-06-2015 6:54pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,931 ✭✭✭ brevity


    http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/16/8790439/neil-gaimans-american-gods-starz-series-order
    Hannibal and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is on board to write the series, with Gotham executive producer Michael Green as showrunner and Gaiman himself as executive producer.
    American Gods follows the cross-country exploits of ex-con Shadow Moon and the mysterious Mr. Wednesday after the death of Shadow's wife, Laura. During their journey, the pair come into contact with a series of gods and magical beings from all over the world, so it'll be interesting to see what the cast will look like as the series approaches its debut.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,522 ✭✭✭ Brief_Lives


    http://www.thewrap.com/american-gods-casts-the-100-star-ricky-whittle-as-lead-character-shadow-moon/

    “The 100” star Ricky Whittle has been cast as lead character Shadow Moon on Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s “American Gods,” the premium cable network announced Thursday.

    Filming begins in April.

    “American Gods” portrays a war between the old gods of biblical and mythological roots and a new group of gods “reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.”


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,522 ✭✭✭ Brief_Lives


    No love for American Gods, the book? I think it will make great tv....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,562 ✭✭✭✭ AnonoBoy


    Quite liked the book alright - although it's been years since I read it. I'll probably give this a watch when it comes out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 570 Adventagious


    Adored the book, but i'm highly sceptical of how well it could be translated to TV!

    I don't know Starz, have they don't anything like this before? I'll be honest, a Z in the name has me biased against them from the start...

    That being said, Gaiman is a smart guy. Hopefully he wouldn't hand over one of his classics without being reasonably confident it would be treated with respect.


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  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,100 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    Never had the love for the book that so many others do. Tbh I found it a confused, and confusing mess and I really can't see how it would work on TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,186 ✭✭✭ MayoForSam


    I don't know Starz, have they don't anything like this before? I'll be honest, a Z in the name has me biased against them from the start...

    Outlander, Spartacus, Black Sails?? I reckon Starz could do a good job with the source material, they have a very decent track record.


  • Registered Users Posts: 570 Adventagious


    Only saw a small bit of Spartacus and thought it was a hot mess, no idea what the other two are so shall have to trust your judgement!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,725 ✭✭✭ stesaurus


    Zaph wrote: »
    Never had the love for the book that so many others do. Tbh I found it a confused, and confusing mess and I really can't see how it would work on TV.

    Yup, thought the same and never quite understood the hype. I'm actually struggling now to recall the ending. "Confusing mess" is actually spot on. I'm not a big Gaiman fan anyway so maybe it just wasn't meant for me


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,725 ✭✭✭ stesaurus


    I've actually just re-read the synopsis online and I still don't get it. Only way I see it working is to drop the
    zombie wife
    crap and actually avoid the main book plot altogether. Then just focus on smaller arcs for the different gods. God of the week type thing


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,584 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy


    s.welstead wrote: »
    Yup, thought the same and never quite understood the hype. I'm actually struggling now to recall the ending. "Confusing mess" is actually spot on. I'm not a big Gaiman fan anyway so maybe it just wasn't meant for me
    Count me as another one who thought this was very over-hyped. Felt that it thought it was cleverer than it was too, as if Gaiman wanted to be seen as showing as many different cultures as possible. The plot seemed to revolve around the lead wandering from situation to situation without any real direction.

    I'm additionally miffed that Fuller went from Hannibal to this. Sure, Hannibal had been cancelled but a niggling part of me suspects that if he hadn't been distracted by American Gods then he might have had pushed harder to save Hannibal.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I liked the writing, just not the story itself. It had Gaimen's unmistakable voice, but as mentioned already it was a mess; totally unfocused and more than a little rambling. Maybe that was deliberate, given the narrative effectively followed a road-trip, but to me it made the book a bit tedious to read. Still, a TV version might enforce a little more structure on things, give shape to what was previously a bit shapeless.

    Can't help wonder though how, or if, the adaptation will include the slightly unforgettable scene near the start where
    a woman eats someone with her vagina
    . I know little of Starz, nor have ever watched Spartacus (I did watch Torchwood: Miracle Day years ago), but a scene like that would make even HBO blush a little :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,935 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    Starz make some fantastic shows. Spartacus, Black Sails, Power, Outlander, Pillars of the Earth, Ash VS Evil Dead...

    I'd be happy with them at the helm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,986 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    http://tvline.com/2016/03/02/american-gods-ian-mcshane-starz-series-cast-mr-wednesday/

    Ian McShane joins as Mr. Wednesday

    Defo a good cast addition


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 sheep?


    Excellent casting!

    I hope they do a good job, I love the book, one of my favourite fantasies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Gillian Anderson joins the cast.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 sheep?


    Cool, she's playing
    Media
    .

    Have to admit, any cast additions have flown over my head, just saw Peter Stormare and Crispin Glover are also aboard. Nice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    Hopefully it'll be a role Anderson actually puts some effort into. Her most recent outings have been kind of.. lacking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Teaser



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,499 ✭✭✭ Glebee


    I must say that looks interesting. I recall reading the book but dont remember much of it to be honest...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    OK.

    I've read the book twice, listened to the audiobook as well, and I have to say this looks fantastic. Will be interesting to see how they handle a lot of the God transformation scenes.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 sheep?


    Never in doubt, (and early days) but Ian McShane is already looking very comfortable as Wednesday.

    Can't wait for this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    Only read the book recently myself and loved it - that trailer looks great. Can't wait.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,464 ✭✭✭ FunLover18


    Just finished the book last night, good ut definitely overhyped. Really looking forward to the TV show although looking at the cat list on imdb
    they seem to have cast two separate actors as Low-Key and Mr World
    which has me intrigued.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Amazon have the rights to show it in the UK hopefully we will get it when Amazon video launches here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,300 ✭✭✭ death1234567


    Managed to get two thirds of the way through the book before I gave up on it. Can't imagine how the TV series would be anything other than terrible.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,679 ✭✭✭ hidinginthebush


    Nice! Love all gaimans books looking forward to this


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,946 ✭✭✭✭ alchemist33


    Managed to get two thirds of the way through the book before I gave up on it. Can't imagine how the TV series would be anything other than terrible.

    I know some love it (see above) but I agree on the book -- it was a struggle. A TV series could be better though, if it was tighter


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,422 ✭✭✭ MOH


    Managed to get two thirds of the way through the book before I gave up on it. Can't imagine how the TV series would be anything other than terrible.

    You kind of missed the best part of it.


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