[09/10/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 10
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to "Downward Dog"; Tequan Richmond, Aisha Hinds among cast of Showtime's Lena Waithe project; and David Slade to helm premiere of Starz's "American Gods."

[06/16/15 - 10:08 AM]
Starz Gives Green Light to "American Gods" from FremantleMedia North America
Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will pen and showrun the series, which is based on Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel.

[07/01/14 - 12:27 PM]
Starz Developing "American Gods" from FremantleMedia North America
The pilot script will be penned by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who will also showrun the series.

[02/03/14 - 03:00 PM]
FremantleMedia North America Finalizes Deal for Neil Gaiman's Novel, "American Gods"
Said adaptation was previously set up at HBO via Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone banner.

[04/14/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 14
Updates include: Tim Allen's daughters cast in ABC pilot; Playtone to bring Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" to HBO; and Cynthia McWilliams to play wife to Damon Wayans in CBS pilot.

4/14/11 - 9/10/15
currently in development (2015-2016 season)
ordered to series
(from Starz's press release, June 2015) Starz has given a greenlight to FremantleMedia North America's (FMNA) adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel American Gods. Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal," "Pushing Daisies," "Heroes") and Michael Green ("The River," "Kings," "Heroes"), will pen and showrun the series. Gaiman will also executive produce the series. FremantleMedia North America will produce. Start of production is dependent on casting the lead role of "Shadow Moon." The 2001 novel has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society's modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
· Bryan Fuller as CRTR/EP
· Craig Cegielski as EP
· David Slade as DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Green as CRTR/EP
· Neil Gaiman as EP/BOOK
· Stefanie Berk as EP
· drama
· FremantleMedia North America