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Sorry, American Gods fans, Neil Gaiman won't be filling that showrunner void

Sorry, American Gods fans, Neil Gaiman won't be filling that showrunner void

Showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have left the Starz series American Gods, according to Deadline. We hear series producer FremantleMedia North America, under new scripted chief Dante di Loreto, tried to impose big budget cuts for the 10-episode second season, which led to the showrunner change. The philosophical, trippy adaptation of the classic Neil Gaiman novel became one of the most talked about shows of early 2017. According to Variety, their sources said that the budget for the second season was almost $10 million per episode. Starz probably couldn't oblige the request, so the two chose to exit.

Fuller left Star Trek: Discovery a year ago, and part of the reason for his departure from the newest Star Trek series was to concentrate on American Gods instead.

Green and Fuller both have multiple irons in the fire elsewhere. Fuller is now working on Apple's "Amazing Stories.' Green is working on the Netflix drama 'Raising Dion".

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Green, on the other hand, has been attached to some big movies like Logan, Blade Runner 2049, and Murder on the Orient Express. Shadow then finds himself in the middle of a confrontation between mythological Old Gods and New Gods who seduce the old believers with money, fame, and technology. Right now, the future of American Gods is unclear.

Starz did not reply to TV Guide's request for comment at the time of publishing. The show, which is based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, is now in the process of getting its Season 2 scripts written, and according to the outlet, they are about halfway done with that process, in hopes of getting the show ready for a mid-1028 premiere.