The acclaimed Starz network show American Gods (based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman) has recently announced that it is saying goodbye to its two showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.
Bryan Fuller, Neil Gaiman, Michael Green
The duo, who were the minds behind the Hannibal series, say that the decision to leave was over budgetary and creative concerns. Season Two was gearing up for a budget of over $10 million per episode, a full $2 million more than each episode in the first season. However, Fuller and Green were allegedly pushing for more from head production company Freemantle Media. There is no word on who will be taking the helm of the critically acclaimed show (which is sitting on a very fresh 94% on Rotten Tomatoes), but half of the new series’ scripts have been written, according to Deadline.
There was speculation that author Neil Gaiman himself could become the new showrunner, but this rumour was quickly shut down. Currently, Gaiman is already co-showrunner for another adaptation of his work, a novel about the end of the world; Good Omens. He co-wrote the book with the late Sir Terry Pratchett and does not plan on heading any other projects until Good Omens wraps production in mid-2018. Sadly, this means that fans won’t get to enjoy a Neil Gaiman-run American Gods production, no matter how badly we want one.