“Hannibal” show runner Bryan Fuller is re-teaming with that show’s frequent director and executive producer David Slade for Fuller’s upcoming series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Hugo Award-winning contemporary fantasy novel “American Gods” at Starz.
The project, which got a straight-to-series order in June, is currently in pre-production ahead of a 2017 debut. Gaiman himself will write a number of the scripts for the first season.
Slade will helm the pilot and several more episodes of the first season, same as he did on “Hannibal” and other shows like “Awake,” “Crossbones” and “Powers”.
Starz will retain all network pay TV and SVOD rights to the project which FremantleMedia will distribute worldwide.