The good news? “American Gods” will be back on Starz for a second season. The bad news? Showrunners/creative forces Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are out.
Via Deadline tonight, Fuller and Green informed the “American Gods” cast of their departure today. The likely reason? “We hear series producer FremantleMedia North America, under new scripted chief Dante di Loreto, tried to impose big budget cuts for the 10-episode second season, which led to the showrunner change,” Deadline reports.
Contrary to that bit of information, we have been informed that budget cuts were *not* the reason for the departure. In fact, we’ve heard budgets are *increasing* for Season 2.
The site adds, “We hear more than half of the scripts for Season 2, which had been targeting a mid-2018 premiere, have been written. Search is underway for a new showrunner. Neil Gaiman may come on board as a co-showrunner but that is in flux as he also has series Good Omens for Amazon.”
The small screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel was created by Fuller and Green, so their loss is needless to say a massive one for the series.