Prayers from fans of Neil Gaiman have been answered.
FremantleMedia has acquired the rights to the acclaimed urban fantasy book, Deadline reports. In 2002, the book recieved Best Novel honors from the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, SFX Magazine, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as being nominated for other top nerd titles.
‘American Gods’ delves into the world of biblical and mythological deities that followed immigrants to the United States, and over time were forgotten about in favor of New Gods in the manifestations of modern trappings, such as transportation, the Internet, and TV news websites.
The story follows ex-convict Shadow Moon, who becomes the bodyguard of the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday (aka Odin) as he goes on a cross-country quest in search of the Old Gods to get the band back together for a war with the new.
In recent years, fans have seen rumors that an HBO adaptation was in the works after the network expressed interest, only to be eventually quashed by Gaiman himself as being online chatter. Gaiman has also been working on a sequel to the book, which could serve as further source material for the developing drama series.
Now if we could just see a TV adaptation of ‘Sandman,’ that would be Godly indeed.