Previous to the start of manufacturing on Season 2, American Gods is searching for a brand new showrunner. Bryan Fuller and Michael Inexperienced, the staff behind the Starz adaptation of the 2001 Neil Gaiman novel, have opted to go away the collection.
The information comes from Variety, which experiences that Fuller and Inexperienced’s exit comes after clashing with FreemantleMedia, the manufacturing firm behind the collection, over finances issues and inventive path. Whereas it is believed that every episode of Season 2 battle nearing a price ticket of $10 million, the 2 government producers had been pushing for extra.
Whereas no substitute has been named but, Deadline experiences that greater than half of the scripts for use in Season 2 have already been written. On the very least, they need to present some inventive path for whoever takes over showrunner duties on the present.
If you happen to’re hoping that maybe Gaiman himself might be a part of the collection in an expanded function, it isn’t prone to occur. The creator himself already shut down that possibility on Twitter, noting that he is already busy serving as showrunner on Amazon’s Good Omens, one other adaptation of his works.
No, it isn’t true in any respect. I am showrunning Good Omens within the UK till subsequent 12 months, then retiring from showrunning and going again to writing novels for a dwelling. https://t.co/nsmx7OkLzK
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 30, 2017
Following the information that the Fuller and Inexperienced had been departing, American Gods star Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) took to social media to say goodbye to the pair. “You’ll at all times be aside of the American Gods household and I’ll at all times be grateful to you for the chance of working with you,” he writes in a lengthy Twitter post.
That is the second time in simply over a 12 months that Fuller has departed a significant collection. In October 16, he stepped down as showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery earlier than the collection went into manufacturing. He’ll subsequent work on a reboot of Wonderful Tales, which is being produced by Apple. Inexperienced, for his half, is venturing again to the large display as he writes a sequel to Homicide on the Orient Categorical.