American Gods is coming to TV! *squee*

Ok, fangirling has been taken care of. Now, on to the details!

American Gods, a fan-favorite of Neil Gaiman’s books, will be coming to Starz sometime in the future. (As of today, no projected date has been given.)

Concept Art for American Gods by Jim Carson.

Concept Art for American Gods by James Carson.

The premise of the story is that gods and mythical beings gain their power from the people’s belief in them. The series will center on the adventures of Shadow Moon, a wayward convict who is coming to terms with being alone in the world after the loss of his wife and best friend. Shadow travels across America in the company of Wednesday, an incarnation of the god Odin, and attempts to recruit other guises of the ‘Old Gods’ to their cause of restoring their power by battling the ‘New Gods’ of America.

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) will be acting as the Executive Director, and has this to say about the show:

“I am thrilled, scared, delighted, nervous and a ball of glorious anticipation. The team that is going to bring the world of ‘American Gods’ to the screen has been assembled like the master criminals in a caper movie: I’m relieved and confident that my baby is in good hands.”

American Gods concept art by James Carson.

American Gods concept art by James Carson.

Starz seems to be keeping the fans in their mind with the approach to this project, which is heartening:

“Starz is committed to bring American Gods to its legions of fans,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “With our partners at FremantleMedia and with Bryan, Michael and Neil guiding the project, we hope to create a series that honors the book and does right by the fans, who have been casting it in their minds for years.”

The search for the cast has begun, and you can weigh in using the #CastingShadow hashtag on social media.

Who would you like to see as Wednesday, Shadow, and Laura? Any other favorites that you’ll be waiting to see cast? Do you think Starz is up for the challenge of turning this particular book into a successful series?

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Via CNET