Author Neil Gaiman Claims American God Show Is “Not Dead” After Starz Cancellation
After Starz canceled American Gods following its third season, rumors emerged that the show could see a conclusion in the form of a TV movie or limited series. But author Neil Gaiman and production company Fremantle have some ideas of their own. After the cancellation news came to light, Neil Gaiman took to Twitter to announce that American Gods is not dead yet. So what can we expect for the controversial series?
Neil Gaiman Says American Gods Is Not Dead
It's definitely not dead. I'm grateful to the team at @Starz for the American Gods journey so far. Fremantle (who make AG) are committed to finishing the story that began in episode 1, and right now we're all just waiting to see which way forward is best, and who it'll be with. https://t.co/Yw90PvIvGf
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 31, 2021
These comments have sparked speculation that another streaming network could pick up American Gods. Some serious contenders are Amazon Prime – who successfully adapted another Gaiman (and Terry Pratchett) novel with Good Omens in 2019. Amazon has a history of reviving shows that were cancelled before their time, like they did with The Expanse. In addition, Amazon already airs American Gods on their streaming service days after the episodes aired on Starz. So they’ve already got some rights to the show. Of course Netflix is another contender, since they are currently adapting Gaiman’s Sandman series.
Fremantle Wants To Finish The Story of American Gods
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A spokesperson for Fremantle – the production company behind American Gods – made a statement about their desire to continue the story. “Fremantle is committed to completing the epic journey that is American Gods, one of TV’s most inclusive series with the most amazing fans across the globe. With Neil Gaiman and this fantastic cast and crew, we are exploring all options to continue to tell this magnificent story.”
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Actor Ricky Whittle who plays protagonist Shadow Moon in American Gods took to Twitter and Instagram with his own version of an ending. The funny video references the end of season 3, that left Shadow hanging from the world tree Yggdrasil. A fourth season is necessary to wrap up Shadow’s character journey, and resolve the cliffhanger (tree-hanger?) of the third season.
— Ricky Whittle (@MrRickyWhittle) March 31, 2021
As of now we have no confirmation as to what will happen with the future of the American Gods adaptation. But we will certainly be keeping a close eye on this news as we learn more. To stay up to date, be sure to follow Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter today!
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