When American Gods season 2 eventually airs on Starz, it’s going to have some different voices behind the scenes.
According to a report coming in from Deadline, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are exiting the drama as showrunners, with the reason apparently being “creative differences.” There are a number of different rumors flying around there about the exit, but at the end of the day what matters most is the both A) the change and creative and B) the timing of the news. That’s something we’ll have more on in just a bit.
Regardless of the particulars with the exit, we think that getting Fuller on board your show is well worth any differences that may come up. In between American Gods, Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and some of the best parts of Heroes, he’s got a proven track record of being a visionary. We’re not sure losing someone like that that is ever a great move.
Apparently, Fuller and Green already had a good half of the scripts for season 2 written, which means that whoever comes in now will have to figure out how to pick up where they left off. American Gods author Neil Gaiman may be brought in as a co-showrunner, but that is just one of many possibilities.
What does this mean for Fuller?
Obviously, we’ve made it no secret here at CarterMatt that we want to see him back in the Hannibal saddle again immediately if not sooner. This is one of our favorite shows of the past decade and we know there’s plenty of interest in making this happen. American Gods is also unfortunately the second show over the past year to lose Fuller as a showrunner; he was originally a main component of Star Trek: Discovery, but he ended up leaving that show and having very little involvement in the end product.
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