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…

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…

Wonderfalls foreshadowed Bryan Fuller’s yearnings for Hannibal and American Gods

There’s an offbeat comic sensibility running through the work of Bryan Fuller that begs to be psychoanalyzed. Like one of his headstrong but emotionally damaged protagonists, Fuller’s shows use humor to distract you from their fundamental pathos, delivering quirky asides or sarcastic bon mots in hopes of diverting…

American Gods’ love scenes are as electric, erotic, and earnest as dreams

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In its third episode, American Gods already subverts expectations as nimbly as anything on television. That’s doubly surprising in a series based (reasonably faithfully, so far) on a well-known, well-loved novel, but it’s simple to explain. The unexpectedness of “Head Full Of Snow” resides not only in its action, but…

American Gods’ riddle: What’s black and white and off-kilter all over?

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“Let me tell you a story: Once upon a time, a man got fucked. Now, how is that for a story? Because that’s the story of black people in America.” This is the introductory speech of Anansi (Orlando Jones), or Mr. Nancy, as he’ll come to be known. It’s also how American Gods turns the lynching imagery of its premiere…

It took more than Ian McShane and a prayer to get American Gods to your TV

The All-Father uses emoji. “This is the first time I’m saying this in an interview,” American Gods co-showrunner Michael Green divulges when talking with The A.V. Club last week. “Ian McShane: He makes fun of Instagram, Twitter. ‘Oh, that social thing I leave that to you’—he will text with emojis and GIFs. It means…