Neil Gaiman says American Gods' second season will tackle the rise of American fascism

Suggesting that some New Gods might be even less pleasant than the ones the show has already showcased, Neil Gaiman has said that the upcoming second season of his Starz series American Gods will tackle the rise of fascism in America. Not the current one, mind you (at least, not directly), but by flashing back to the…

The Bryan Fuller-American Gods breakup was apparently even messier than we thought

Back in November, American Gods showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green announced that they’d be leaving the critically well-regarded Starz series after the end of its first season. At the time—and in subsequent discussions—everyone involved seems to have done their best to paint the split as amicable, with Starz…

Starz is trying to find a way to keep Bryan Fuller and Michael Green involved with American Gods

Starz’s Neil Gaiman adaptation, American Gods, has been hit with a lot of bad news in recent weeks, with showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller announcing that they’d be departing their high-profile roles on the series before its second season, and recurring guest stars Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth both…

Well, shit: Gillian Anderson says she's done with American Gods, too

Like an entire message board’s worth of ’90s internet forum members, Gillian Anderson just won’t stop breaking our hearts. Earlier this week, Anderson made it clear—in no uncertain terms—that she’s done with Fox’s X-Files reboot, and that the show’s eleventh season will be her last outing as stalwart FBI agent Dana…

The best TV scenes of 2017

Television provides so many units in which to appreciate the medium’s annual output. A series can leap to the forefront on the strengths of a single great season; if it’s running as part of the traditional broadcast calendar, those accolades might have two halves of separate seasons. Try as streaming services and…

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green on being “angry artists” and if we’ll ever see Lee Pace on American Gods

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green pulled off something of a miracle earlier this year, successfully adapting Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, the epic novel that’s long been deemed one the most unwieldy and un-filmable projects. Their well-received fantasy drama was renewed by Starz just weeks after the series premiere, and…

Late in the season, American Gods reveals a heart of gold

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I’ve hugely enjoyed the first season of American Gods: admired its range and its technical daring, thrilled with its romances, been heartened by its compassion for one-off characters. But under all this pleasure, I’ve felt resistant to the show’s charms, or maybe it’s more precise to say I felt a resistance within the…

An incendiary American Gods turns the god of fire to the god of firepower

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“What the fuck are you?” Laura asks Mad Sweeney in “A Murder Of Gods.” “I mean, what the fuck are any of you, but first tell me, what the fuck are you?” Shadow asks Wednesday the same question after he wrenches a squirming, digging root (a parting gift from Mr. Wood, an old god turned new god) from the wound in…

Three books: Coloring, comic, and middle-grade

As a fan of Neil Gaiman’s novel, I’ve been looking forward to Starz’s American Gods adaptation since before it was hanging on by a wing and a prayer at HBO. So I jumped on the screeners as soon as they were available, published up my pre-air review, then was left to wait until the series actually premiered on April 30…

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