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Green, Fuller Out as ‘American Gods’ Showrunners

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As announced yesterday on Deadline, Michael Green and Bryan Fuller will be leaving American Gods. The Starz channel big budget buzz project is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and completed its first season earlier this year.

Early reports indicate that Green and Fuller could not come to an agreement with Starz on a budget for the second season. With rumors that the first season budget went over, FremantleMedia North America are thought to have tried to impose budget cuts. So far, neither Starz nor Freemantle have commented on the series shakeup.

With a second season premiere eyed for mid-2018, and with over half the scripts for the second season supposedly already written, it is unclear who will step into the showrunner role as of yet. Early rumors floated the possibility of Neil Gaiman himself stepping in, though he’s currently working on the Good Omens franchise over at Amazon. For now, it will be a case of “wait and see” to determine who will step in and fill Green and Fuller’s shoes and if the second season can hit its premiere goal.

This isn’t Fuller’s first exit from a show, as he had left CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery to come and work on American Gods full time. However, Fuller and Green won’t be idle for long. Green is currently busy working on the script for the sequel to this fall’s Murder on the Orient Express, and Fuller has yet another reboot in the works, Amazing Stories for Apple.


Image courtesy of Starz

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