Neil Gaiman to write episodes of American Gods for TV

The author's other TV credits include Doctor Who and Neverwhere

If you’ve been missing Neil Gaiman’s scriptwriting skills since his episodes of Doctor Who hit screens, then you’re in luck – the celebrated author is penning a few episodes for American Gods, the upcoming adaptation of his novel of the same name (which we’re super excited for, by the way).


“Neil Gaiman is going to be writing episodes of the show,” series producer Bryan Fuller told Collider. “It’s going to have scope, as it should.”

And apparently, progress is looking pretty good for the Starz series. “We are cranking away. We’ve got the first two scripts written already,” Fuller said. “It’s wonderful to be working with Neil Gaiman.”

Released in 2001, American Gods tells the tale of an ex-con called Shadow Moon who’s drawn into a world of gods, spirits and mysterious plot when he’s hired by Norse God Odin to help on a secretive quest. The novel won multiple awards, and was translated into 30 languages.

“I am thrilled, ‎scared, delighted, nervous and a ball of glorious anticipation,” Gaiman said when the series was announced.

“The team that is going to bring the world of ‘American Gods’ to the screen has been assembled like the master criminals in a caper movie: I’m relieved and confident that my baby is in good hands.”


If he does say so himself…