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‘American Gods’: Showrunners Bryan Fuller, Michael Green Depart Starz Series
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Things have gone great for the Starz TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods thus far. The show premiered this past April to critical acclaim, and within a couple of weeks of debuting a season two had been given the greenlight. The complete first season arrived on Blu-ray and DVD last month, and season two is expected to arrive sometime next year.

But things weren’t always so good with American Gods. The series was in development for many years, including at HBO, who ultimately decided to pass on it before the project eventually landed at Starz the following year. Just as things got much better then, it was only a matter of time before some bad news. And today, that bad news arrives at our doors. It’s being reported that creators and showrunners Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049) have decided to depart from the series.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Books, eBooks, and AudioBooks
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Holiday Book Gift Guide 2017

It’s that time of year again for some giving and receiving, and what better way to get into the spirit than with gifting some good books! This year sees many selections to choose from for fans of properties like Star Wars and Star Trek; tie-ins for Alien, Harry Potter, E.T., and The Twilight Zone, as well as titles by authors like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Brandon Sanderson, Andy Weir, and many more.

Check out here below our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017 for Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks for our favorite holiday gift picks for this year for the reader in your life.

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Blu-ray Review: American Gods Season 1
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American Gods
Season 1
Blu-ray | DVD
Developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz Television
Starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Gillian Anderson
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release date: October 17, 2017

Much like Watchman, the highly regarded comic book miniseries from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman’s 2001 fantasy novel American Gods was something fans figured would be too difficult to translate to the big screen. It’s definitely a story better left for television, where it could be told over many episodes and possibly even seasons, and it almost happened in 2011 when HBO snagged the rights. But the cable giant that gave us the masterpiece that is Game Of Thrones, a worthy adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series, just couldn’t get an American Gods series off the ground. A few years later, Fremantle Media bought the rights with Starz jumping on to develop a show with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Logan) as showrunners. Now that sounded promising! Even more promising — Gaiman himself was on board as an executive producer. What happened next was the creation of one of the best shows on television.

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All Hallows Read: Halloween 2017 Book Recommendations
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All Hallows Read 2017

Fall is here and Halloween is only days away, which means it’s time once again for All Hallows Read! That means “sharing the joy and spreading the terror” of giving and receiving some scary books this Halloween season.

As usual, my book-loving counterparts here at GoD, Olympus Athens and Waerloga69, helped me pull together some reading recommendations for this year’s list. We have titles from Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, and many more, along with some Audiobook picks as well.

See below for our All Hallows Read: Halloween 2017 Book Recommendations…

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Book Spotlight: Neil Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’ Illustrated Edition With Chris Riddell
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Neil Gaiman Neverwhere Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Neverwhere
Illustrated Edition – Hardcover
By Neil Gaiman
Illustrations by Chris Riddell
Publisher: William Morrow
Release date: September 26, 2017

You know how Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a fascinating read all on its own, but yet is elevated to another level when read with the accompanying illustrations by Sir John Tenniel? That’s the feeling you’ll get when you pick up the new edition of Neil Gaiman‘s novel Neverwhere, now rereleased in the United States with illustrations by Chris Riddell.

First released in 1996 as a novelization of Gaiman’s original script for the Neverwhere miniseries on BBC, the novel follows Richard Mayhew, an average man living a humdrum life in London led around by his controlling fiancee when his world is turned upside down after he rescues a mysterious young girl named Door. After his good deed renders him invisible and unable to go back to his normal life, Richard must find Door in London Below, a dark bizarre hidden underworld populated by angels, monsters, assassins, supernatural beings, and more.

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‘Good Omens’: Jon Hamm Joins Neil Gaiman’s Amazon Series
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Jon Hamm has joined the cast of Good Omens, the upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Amazon Studios and BBC announced today.

Hamm, who’s best known for his leading role in TV’s Mad Men and was seen earlier this year in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, will be playing the role of the archangel Gabriel, who is the primary messenger of God, in the upcoming six-part limited series.

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First Look: David Tennant & Michael Sheen In Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’
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Good Omens David Tennant Michael Sheen First Look

Filming has begun in London on Good Omens, the limited television series from Amazon Studios based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, and Gaiman has revealed today the first look at its stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen in character.

Check out the full image here below of Tennant and Sheen on set from the opening scenes shot at St. James Park in London.

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David Tennant, Michael Sheen Join Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ TV Series
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Good Omens

At the start of the year it was announced that Amazon Studios had ordered the limited series Good Omens. The series is based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

Now comes the first casting news. It’s being reported that David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, Frost/Nixon) have joined the cast.

More below, including a description of the series.

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‘American Gods’: Scenes From Episode 1.7 ‘A Prayer For Mad Sweeney’
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Emily Browning has a new role on American Gods

Earlier today, we dropped a poetic recap of American Gods Episode 1.7: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney.”

But… not everyone enjoys epic prose.

Therefore, we’ve got a few video recaps from STARZ themselves.

(For those who dunna like the readin’, a video recap to keep yer eyes from bleedin’.)

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‘American Gods’ Episode 107 Poetic Recap & Analysis
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American Gods Browning plays more than Laura

The Season 1 finale of American Gods, Episode 1.8, aired this weekend, and you can check out the episode of our podcast, The Dominant Paradigm, about it. But for now we’d like to go over the details of Episode 1.7. Below you’ll find a written recap of the episode, followed by some salient points regarding Mad Sweeney’s history and Laura’s newfound shame.

For followers of The Dominant Paradigm Podcast, please hop over here to listen to podcast Episode 7, A Prayer for Mad Sweeney.

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