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Old 23rd August 2011, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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American Gods - TV Series

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011...rican-gods-hbo

My partner found this article today and with both of us being massive Gaiman fans, we are soooooooooo excited to hear this is happening.

American Gods is one of my favourite books... EEP!

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Old 23rd August 2011, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks. That is definitely great news!
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Old 23rd August 2011, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yay! I'd just mentioned in the 'books you'd like to see as a film' thread that I'd like to see American Gods and now I get this! Close enough.
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Hey Mouse, since you have the magic touch, try mentioning a few suggestions that other people had, see if you can't bring those into being also
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Ha! I'm afraid I can only use my powers for good.
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Old 23rd August 2011, 06:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just stymbeled upon this site, but I certainly enjoyed Neil Gaiman's American Gods, and actually suggest it to many people looking for a modern day fantasy fiction novel. It should be very interesting to say the least. I will have to follow this one!
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I hope this works out, I was dissapointed in the "Neverwhere" adaption. I would love to see the "Graveyard book" transferred to the big screen as well.
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Old 18th October 2011, 01:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I thought (and I could be wrong) that Neverwhere the TV show came before the book. Or that the book was adapted from the TV show.
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I thought (and I could be wrong) that Neverwhere the TV show came before the book. Or that the book was adapted from the TV show.
That's correct, the TV show came first, then the book. It was to be adapted into a film at one point to.

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Having just read the novel for the first time i'm very pleased about this. HBO will surely give this book the treatment it deserves.
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I just read it too, and I've been recommending it to everyone. I'm glad HBO have got their hands on it - I feel like they'll do a great job.
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Is there any more info on it? I haven't been able to find much beyond the initial reports.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 07:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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As of February, Gaiman was working on a script for the pilot and was being paid for the work by HBO. That doesn't guarantee a pilot, but I'd say it's probable. From what I've heard, the concept for the show is for a six-season arc overall, but that just means they're planning big in light of True Blood and Game of Thrones, not that we'll ever actually see six seasons.
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I know it's a decent-sized book, but I'm struggling to see how they could draw it out for six seasons, unless Gaiman's planning to add some stuff in the middle. Or write some sequels.

Glad to hear the author has significant input though. I guess they've learned from GoT how well that can work.
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