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Starz announced today that they will be developing Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel American Gods. And, get this Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, Star Trek) will be writing the script with Michael Green (Smallville, Heroes).

What a monumental task they have but if anyone can do it, these guys can.

Bryan Fuller said today, “Neil Gaiman has created the holiest of holy toy boxes with American Gods and filled it with all manner of magical thing, born of new gods and old. Michael Green and I are thrilled to crack this toy box wide open and unleash the fantastical titans of heaven and Earth and Neil’s vividly prolific imagination.”

If you haven’t read the American Gods, do it. Now. NOW! It is an amazing read. Here’s a bit about the book:

In American Gods, gods and mythological creatures exist because people believe in them. Immigrants to the US brought many gods to the New World with them. However, the power of these mythological beings has diminished as people’s beliefs wane. New gods have arisen, reflecting America’s obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs, among others.

The main character is Shadow. He is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she’s been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same… ~Amazon

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