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American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby Alexhead on 03/06/16, 16:39:56

Fuller/Gaiman--a ticket I think we could all vote for.

The X-Files star Gillian Anderson is the latest cast addition for the new TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

Developed by Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller and Michael Green (Heroes) for Starz alongside Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman, the 10-episode first season began filming in Toronto, Canada in April.

Anderson will play Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities.

Described as “perky” and “always in control”, the character lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens-to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs.

American Gods is expected to begin airing in the US later this year. A UK broadcaster has not been been announced.

The cast also includes Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon, alongside Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Legend) as Laura Moon, Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Masters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr World, Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) as Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman (Malcolm in The Middle) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (Prison Break) as Czernobog, Chris Obi (The Counselor) as Anubis and Mousa Kraish (Fast & Furious) as The Jinn.

Gillian Anderson is currently filming the third and final season of BBC Two’s The Fall.



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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby TC on 04/06/16, 08:34:40

anyone want to give me the TL;DR on the story of american gods?
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby Alexhead on 07/06/16, 15:15:20

Man, I read it about a decade back and my memories are fuzzy. I believe there are Gods running around among us, but diminished due to a lack of worshippers? Gods taken from a variety of mythologies. And then there's conflict and a mystery and other such stuff to drive towards a dramatic conclusion. I liked it at the time, although it has one bizarre and gratuitous gay sex scene that didn't serve much purpose past shock value IIRC.
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby TC on 08/05/17, 09:04:54

two episodes in, still not really sure wtf is going on, but i love it. man the blood is over the top in some scenes and the soundtrack is incredible - two trademarks i guess i can thank bryan fuller for. and yes alexhead, does remind me of hannibal in places, just in composition, pace, intent, etc.

gillian was great as... lucille ball, i guess? sorry, lucy ricardo. and that black chick becoming giant during sex and sucking everyone up her vag is pretty crazy haha. and hey, would you have taken the BJ in the cemetery or no?
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby Alexhead on 19/05/17, 10:45:35

I'll be honest, it's not grabbing me the way I hoped it would. The lead is kind of a zero on the charisma chart and that doesn't help as you're on the journey with him, and while the gods are a lot of fun the storytelling seems all over the place. I probably need to rewatch a couple episodes.
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby TC on 19/05/17, 12:03:46

yeah i save them so i watch two at a time. watching one then waiting a week isn't the way to get into this, imo. but i will say between this and westworld, i've now seen more giant cocks on TV than i thought i would in my lifetime.
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby TC on 12/09/18, 14:30:09

/film wrote:‘American Gods’ Season 2 Loses Showrunner as Problems Plague Production

American Gods has sacrificed another showrunner as Jesse Alexander is reportedly out at Starz series. Alexander was brought in to replace previously fired showunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. A new report indicates Alexander had problems with developing American Gods season 2 from the get-go, and now the entire production is in turmoil.

American Gods Season 2 Showrunner Fired?
Oh god, what is going on with American Gods? Showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller were both fired from the series after the first season, with reports indicating the duo were taking the show over budget. After their ousting, Jesse Alexander came in to run season 2, but now, his time with the show is reportedly up. THR has an alarming new exposé on the behind-the-scenes troubles plaguing American Gods, stating that “Alexander was asked to stop working on American Gods, an adaptation of a Neil Gaiman novel, about a month ago.” The report says the word “fired” was never used, but Alexander is “no longer working on the hyper-stylized drama as a writer or showrunner, and has been asked not to sit in on editing, be involved on set or participate in any other areas of production or postproduction.” So it kind of sounds like he was fired.

THR goes on to say the production is now on “hiatus” and in “disarray.” The first season of Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s novel was fantastic – stylish, funny, sexy, and weird. Best of all, it actually improved on Gaiman’s novel in many ways. At least, that’s what I felt. Neil Gaiman apparently feels otherwise. One of the reasons cited for Green and Fuller’s firing is Gaiman’s unhappiness with the direction they were taking the show. “The way that Fuller and Green built out and developed the world of American Gods in the first season was a source of irritation for Gaiman,” states THR. Alexander was Gaiman’s choice to take over the show because the author believed the new showunner would remain truer to the source material.

This is troubling. I love Gaiman’s work – he’s one of my all-time favorite authors. And while I understand being frustrated at someone changing your material, his reaction to Green and Fuller’s work was extreme. Yes, it deviated from the American Gods novel. But the Coraline movie adaptation deviates significantly from Gaiman’s book of the same name as well, and the author has always seemed supportive of that film. What is it about the American Gods adaptation that bothered Gaiman so much?

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In any case, it’s clear Alexander was facing an uphill battle from the get-go. The THR story reveals that the creative community was so bothered by Fuller and Green’s firing that “many potential showrunners turned down the job ” out of solidarity, and that once Alexander took over, “his take on the material did not necessarily mesh with that of several members of the cast, as well as crewmembers and executives who preferred to sustain aspects of the previous showrunners’ vision.”

The clashes between Alexander and the cast have reportedly grown extreme. Many of the cast members remain committed to Green and Fuller’s vision. In fact, things grew so bad that “screaming matches” erupted between Alexander and American Gods star Ian McShane. This is all very distressing and frustrating. The solution to the problem was right there: all Starz and Freemantle, the show’s studio, had to do was let Green and Fuller continue to do their thing. They helped turn the first season into something truly memorable, and would’ve no doubt continued to make a great series into season 2. For their part, Starz seems to be realizing this as well, as the THR story states: “the premium cable network, sources say, balked at that evolution, and wanted more of the atmospheric, hypnotic tone that Green and Fuller had created.”

So what now? Starz and Fremantle are playing it cool. “We are confident that when the fans get their first look at season two in just a few weeks at New York Comic-Con, they will agree it was worth the wait,” said a Starz spokesperson, while Fremantle issued the following statement:

“We stand by our network partner’s statement and share in their confidence that season two will exceed expectations. Our cast and crew are extremely passionate about the show and have delivered something that remains loyal to the source material and true to the creative vision of Neil Gaiman. We think fans will feel the same when we share a first look at New York Comic-Con in a few weeks.”

As of now, American Gods season 2 remains up in the air, with the season finale unfinished (and possibly even unwritten). This whole story is depressing – I genuinely loved American Gods season 1, and it’s a shame to see a once-great show descend into this level of chaos.
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby darkness on 13/09/18, 00:42:38

Sounds like a giant mess with too many cooks in the kitchen. That rarely turns out well. Justice League anyone?
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby Alexhead on 20/09/18, 10:07:54

Considering what happened with Fuller and Star Trek, I'm starting to wonder if he's turning into a diva. Maybe always has been? In any case, didn't love the first season so I probably won't be heartbroken if the second season's a mess, which it sounds like it will be.
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby darkness on 20/09/18, 13:29:42

Fuller has always been that way. Dead Like Me anyone? It only got really good after he departed.
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby Alexhead on 20/09/18, 14:16:17

Never did see that one although I think I have S1 on DVD thanks to my aunt. The only thing I really know of his is Hannibal, and that's one of my favorite shows of all time.
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Postby darkness on 20/09/18, 23:49:50

Season 1 of Dead Like Me is okay. Season 2 is brilliant. The movie was meh.
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Re: American Gods (Fuller/Gaiman 2016)

Postby TC on 05/10/18, 13:51:26



the style will be off the charts, but will the content be tolerable enough to enjoy?
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