American Gods showrunners leave series

By Nathaniel Dalby - Mon 4th Dec 2017 News

The future of the series is in question after the heads leave. 

The showrunners for Amazon Original series American Gods have left the show after just one season. 

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have left the series permanently, despite a second season being worked on. 

The writers left after reportedly deciding to focus on their other projects, with Fuller developing a new series for Apple and Green working on a sequel to the recent Murder on the Orient Express

The producers of American Gods, Freemantle Media, were apparently unhappy with the lack of progress on the second season, with the writers eventually deciding to walk away.

This was despite over half of the scripts for the second season being finished, with production due to start early next year. 

With the showrunners gone, speculation has been rampant about who will replace them.

The author of the novel the series is based on, Neil Gaiman, was expected to perhaps take over, but denounced the rumours via his Twitter page.

“No, it’s not true at all. I’m showrunning Good Omens in the UK until next year, then retiring from showrunning and going back to writing novels for a living.”

American Gods has been a success for Amazon and Starz (which airs the show in the US), so a second season seemed like it would be a sure thing.

With the amount of money Amazon puts behinds it original series, you’d expect the retail and streaming giant to scramble a replacement pretty quickly.

You can watch the first season of American Gods on Amazon Prime Video right now.

Source: Screen Rant