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American Gods Series Will Differ From the Book

HBO's upcoming American Gods, the anticipated series based on a Neil Gaiman book, will differ slightly from the plot of the novel, Gaiman told MTV. "The plan right now is that the first season would essentially be the first book, with divergences," Gaiman said. "You don't want the people who've read the book to be able to go, 'I know everything that's going to be happening.' Well, no. You know a lot more than anybody who is starting from here, but we will do things that will surprise you, too." In other news, asked if the Gods spin-off Anansi Boys would play a role in the series, Gaiman said no, because Boys is expected to receive a mini-series of its own in the future. [Zap2It]