Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Being Developed for TV Once Again

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 05:  Writer Neil Gaiman attends the screening for "Coraline" during the Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Festival Presented By The American Cinematheque & Sponsored By TNT's "Falling Skies" at the Egyptian Theatre on May 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
Author Neil Gaiman attends the celebration for the world premiere of the musical, “Coraline” at Telsey + Company Studios on June 1, 2009 in New York City. Photo: Michael Buckner/2013 Getty Images

The last time we were excited about an American Gods TV show, Game of Thrones was but a violent, incestuous glimmer in HBO’s eyes. While George R. R. Martin’s series eventually made it to the screen, the network apparently let their intended adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel fall by the wayside. According to Deadline, however, FremantleMedia North America has just acquired the rights to the 2001 book with plans to adapt it into a drama series. This seems like a real no-brainer, so hopefully some clever network will snap it up. Even you, HBO. We’re not giving up hope on that most blessed union just yet.

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