Neil Gaiman Says ‘American Gods’ “Certainly Not Dead” – Deadline

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 the series is based on.

While expressing gratitude to the Starz team for “the American gods journey so far, ”he explained that“ Freemantle (who does AG) is committed to completing the story that started in episode 1. ”

“Right now,” he added, “we are all until we see what the best way forward and with whom it will be. “

Just yesterday, Starz confirmed that the fantasy drama, starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane, will not be picked up for a fourth season. The news came just over a week after its Season 3 finale.

“Everyone at Starz is grateful to the dedicated cast and crew, as well as our partners at Fremantle who brought the ever-relevant story of writer and executive producer Neil Gaiman to life who speaks about the cultural climate of our country, ”a network spokesperson told Deadline.

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As the cancellation was confirmed, there were rumors that further exploration of American gods (perhaps with a series of events or a TV movie) might be possible – and Gaiman’s comments shine a light on the situation. Obviously, the notion of continuing with the American God the story wasn’t just lip service, from those close to the show.

Developed for television by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, and debuting on premium cable company in April 2017, American gods focuses on Shadow (Whittle), a recently released ex-convict who hooks up with a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday (McShane), learning more about his own life and past. The series’ original cast also included Orlando Jones, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Kahyun Kim, Omid Abtahi, Mousa Kraish, and Pablo Schreiber.

Produced by Fremantle, American gods is produced by Gaiman, McShane, current showrunner Charles Eglee, Anne Kenney, Damian Kindler, David Paul Francis, Mark Tinker, Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk.

Currently, Gaiman is also working on Netflix’s adaptation of his comic book series. The sand man, which will star Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry and Sanjeev Bhaskar, among others.

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