Bryan Fuller teases ambitious, Game of Thrones-esque take on Gaiman's American Gods

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Aug 29, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT (Updated)

Aside from the fact that it’s happening, we haven’t heard much about Bryan Fuller’s American Gods series over at Starz since it was announced. Now Fuller is starting to drop some hints.

Fuller (Pushing Daisies) chatted with Crave Online about the Neil Gaiman adaptation and likened the project to another big hit that made the jump from page to screen at fellow pay cable network HBO — George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.

Gaiman’s Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning novel about gods and mythological creatures is an ambitious pitch, and in lesser hands it might falter. But Fuller has proven time and time again he can take both his own (Pushing Daisies) and existing (Hannibal) properties and turn them into something altogether new and awesome.

As for American Gods, here’s what Fuller had to say about his approach:

“It’s basically following the events of the books but expanding those events, and expanding the point of view to go above and beyond Shadow and Wednesday. In that way, as with ‘Game of Thrones,’ there are dozens of characters that you’re tracking through the events and that’s probably the biggest similarities between the worlds, in that there’s a wide variety of characters at play.”

We seriously can’t wait to get a look at this series. American Gods with the scope of Game of Thrones? Yes, please. Fuller also hinted that characters from the book’s 2005 quasi-sequel Anansi Boys could also appear, especially considering Gaiman is signed on as a producer. Fuller also said he “damn well better” be writing some episodes once they get ramped up. Agreed.

What do you think of American Gods coming to the small screen?

(Via Crave Online)