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This week we're taking a look at every college freshman's favorite comics writer, Neil Gaiman.
It’s taken an eon to finally descend from Olympus, but Starz and Bryan Fuller’s take on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is finally going before cameras. Starz has announced the official start of production with new cast photos, while stars Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare and more join the roster.
Neil Gaiman has a history of lengthy development to get projects off the ground, like Sandman or American Gods, but perhaps none so long as his first novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. Now, after 26 years, Good Omens will finally get the TV treatment as well, thanks to the late Sir Terry Pratchett.
Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods has been rather meticulous with the casting to date, and now the floodgates may have opened. Not only has Sean Harris joined in the favorite role of Mad Sweeney, but so too has American Gods found its Bilquis and Technical Boy.
The casting of Starz’s Bryan Fuller-adapted American Gods has been slow going, but grows more divine with every addition. After the casting of our Shadow Moon and Ian McShane’s Mr. Wednedsay, Emily Browning has joined American Gods in the role of Laura Moon, a “tricky character” from Neil Gaiman’s original novel.
The Sandman film based on Neil Gaiman’s beloved graphic novel series has a new writer attached in Eric Heisserer. However, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has announced that he’s no longer involved with the production.
Bryan Fuller may be busy putting mortals in space, but that hasn’t stopped him from appointing American Gods at home. Following the initial announcement of Shadow Moon, Fuller reveals that Deadwood’s foul-mouthed Ian McShane will take the coveted regular role of Mr. Wednesday, himself among the famed American Gods.
At long last, Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods adaptation finally pulled back the curtain on Shadow Moon last week, ahead of much more casting to come. Adapting Neil Gaiman’s work can be tricky, but now Fuller reveals at least one novel character to play a huge role in Starz’s coming series.
Having already been in development for years, Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods had its most challenging task in casting the lead role of Shadow Moon. Now, Bryan Fuller’s take has finally found its lead, bringing in The 100 breakout Ricky Whittle for the iconic role.
Making its debut on November 29, 1988, author Neil Gaiman's The Sandman ran for seventy-five issues, and by its conclusion in 1996, it had sucked in several audiences that typically didn't read comics, including academics, bibliophiles, and even comics' hardest get; women. What is it about The Sandman that makes it such a crossover success?
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