Hannibal's Bryan Fuller will soon bring Neil Gaiman's American Gods to Starz.
Fuller, the man responsible for bringing Dr. Lecter to NBC, will team up with Michael Green (Heroes) and FremantleMedia North America to adapt the 2001 novel into TV form.
American Gods follows the journey of a man named Shadow as he finds himself suddenly tossed into a cross-country adventure with Mr. Wednesday (a god in his own right) when the gods of the old world prepare to battle the material-based gods of today. Penned by the creator of Coraline and The Sandman, American Gods won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker awards, amongst others.
"Neil Gaiman has created the holiest of holy toy boxes with American Gods and filled it with all manner of magical thing, born of new gods and old," Fuller said according to The Mary Sue. "Michael Green and I are thrilled to crack this toy box wide open and unleash the fantastical titans of heaven and earth and Neil's vividly prolific imagination."
Meanwhile, Gaiman, who will also executive produce for the series, is excited to have his work in the hands of FremantleMedia North America.
"What I love most about the team whom I trust to take it out to the world, is that they are the same kind of fanatics that American Gods has attracted since the start," Gaiman said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I haven't actually checked Bryan Fuller or Michael Green for quote tattoos, but I would not be surprised if they have them. The people at Fremantle are the kinds of people who have copies of American Gods in the bottom of their backpacks after going around the world, and who press them on their friends."
Fuller, Freemantle, and Starz have not announced a projected release date. You can get a taste of Fuller's current work by clicking the video below.