American Gods

Starz takes new route with new Girlfriend Experience

Starz will introduce a whole new set of characters for the second season of its half-hour drama series The Girlfriend Experience. Steve Soderbergh, who spoke to TBI about the series, will exec produce the new season, which will star Anna Friel (Marcella), Louise Krause (Billions) and Carmen Ejogo (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). […]

Revenue and profit fall at Fremantle

Turnover and profit decreased at FremantleMedia through the first nine months of the year, with parent group RTL blaming exchange rate issues, the timing of new shows coming through and lower revenues from North America as American Idol finishes. The company said the declines were offset by growth in Europe, driven by the consolidation of […]

Amazon adopts American Gods

Amazon Prime Video has snapped up rights to big-budget, high-concept Starz drama American Gods in four territories. Its deal with distributor FremantleMedia International covers the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan, and will see the series made available to subscribers in 2017. FMI has been heavily promoting the series internationally after setting up the series with […]

Sky Arts retells Gaiman’s Likely Stories

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has commissioned a four-part scripted series from cult writer Neil Gaiman. Likely Stories will be adapted from Gaiman’s collection of short stories by British indie Sid Gentle Films. Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth) will direct, with Jarvis Cocker creating a score. Sky Vision, which is part […]

Starz takes Gaiman’s Gods to series

US cable channel Starz has taken Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy drama American Gods to series. The FremantleMedia North America-produced series is based on Gaiman’s cult 2001 comic about the roots of a war between Earth’s traditional mythical gods and a new group of deities that reflect a society of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. […]

Starz, FremantleMedia work up American Gods

Starz is working with FremantleMedia North America to adapt Neil Gaiman’s urban fantasy novel American Gods for television. US premium cable channel Starz has tapped Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) to pen the pilot script and Michael Green (The River). The pair will executive produce along with author Gaiman and FMNA’s Thom Beers, Craig Cegielski […]

FremantleMedia snags TV rights to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

The US division of FremantleMedia has acquired the rights to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. The author will executive produce a TV series based on the 2001 book 2001 fantasy novel, which FremantleMedia will produce. The novel follows a war that is brewing between the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots who are steadily losing […]