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

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Mar 27, 2021, 12:00 AM EDT (Updated)

During yesterday’s early reports that American Gods showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have left the Starz series, it was hinted that geek god and executive producer/writer Neil Gamain might step up and fill that void. Well, according to Neil himself, don’t get your hopes up.

In response to the news, Gaiman tweeted that he’ll be tied up in the U.K. with showrunning duty on yet another series based on one of his many magical creations, Good Omens, an upcoming Amazon show starring David Tennant, Michael Sheen, and Jon Hamm. After that, he’s going to settle back into what he’s arguably best at: writing.

With the hard news yesterday of Fuller and Green’s departure, many American Gods fans assured themselves that all would be well if Gaiman came aboard as showrunner. Alas, that’s not the case. But worry not, fellow worshippers, all is not lost. Reportedly, more than half the Season 2 scripts are already done, and Gaiman assures us the show, and his part in it, will go on:

Starz hadn’t released a Season 2 premiere date, even before the departures, and it hasn't updated that status since. A mid-2018 date was initially projected, but we’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, perhaps to assure AG fans there’s still heavenly hope (at least on Amazon), Gaiman continued his tweeting ways today by gifting us the first image of Jon Hamm as the Angel Gabriel in Good Omens.   

So, American Gods fans, do you feel hopeful?