Fans of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods were treated to a deliciously surreal TV series earlier this year. It was brought to life by Hannibal and Pushing Daisies mad genius Bryan Fuller as well as Michael Green. The second season, however, is losing its showrunners.
The reason has to do with money because that’s what happens. Per Variety, Fuller and Green were pushing for more money than they were allotted per episode, which was $10 million. The production company, FremantleMedia, disagreed with the showrunners. Now they’re gone.
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It’s really shocking considering Fuller had ditched another series he developed (Star Trek: Discovery) to focus on American Gods. Now he’s left American Gods too. Why must this be the way things are, entertainment industry? Fuller brought his signature surreal vision to American Gods, which added a wonderful layer of visual depth to Gaiman’s novel. Although the book unravels in a wonderfully unexpected and strange way, it definitely benefited from the visuals. The first season was a bit slow moving, though. Still, the writing was overall fresh and had a ton of depth.
It’s not clear when fans can expect the next season to drop considering no replacement showrunner has been announced yet. Starz head Chris Albrecht spoke a bit in August about his plans for American Gods and he seemed more than a little vague. “We are certainly on board for as long as the show makes sense for Starz, and we don’t see any end in sight,” Albrecht said during a press tour.
Even without Fuller and Green’s involvement, fans should still be excited for American Gods’ second season. After all, more Ian McShane as Odin can only be a good thing.
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