Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" has been at home in 
BookWorld since 2001, but Starz will be making sure that it will have a counterpart in the Toobworld Dynamic.  Production on the series will begin just as soon as they can lock down the casting for Shadow Moon.

Here's a description of the fantasy novel from Wikipedia:

"American Gods" is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. Several of the themes touched upon in the book were previously glimpsed in "The Sandman" graphic novels.

The central premise of the novel is that gods and mythological creatures exist because people believe in them (a form ofthoughtform). Immigrants to the United States brought with them spirits and gods. However, the power of these mythological beings has diminished as people's beliefs wane. New gods have arisen, reflecting America's obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs, among others.

Among the characters along with Shadow Moon is Mr. Wednesday, who could be Odin All-Father of Norse mythology.  Technically Odin already exists in a TV dimension as the Marvel movies are absorbed into Comic Book Toobworld.  Other gods from other mythologies could be involved, so there's another reason why this couldn't be allowed into the main Toobworld, where so many of those demi-gods have already been portrayed.  So I'm thinking this will be taking place in a Borderland in much the same way as happened with "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell".

Expect to see "American Gods" on Starz in 2016.  Hopefully.....


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