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'American Gods' Season 2 Loses Showrunner as Problems Plague Production

 
 
 
'American Gods' Season 2 Loses Showrunner as Problems Plague Production
American Gods Season 2 Showrunner Fired?

Oh god, what is going on with American Gods? Showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller were both fired from the series after the first season, with reports indicating the duo were taking the show over budget. After their ousting, Jesse Alexander came in to run season 2, but now, his time with the show is reportedly up. THR has an alarming new exposé on the behind-the-scenes troubles plaguing American Gods, stating that “Alexander was asked to stop working on American Gods, an adaptation of a Neil Gaiman novel, about a month ago.” The report says the word “fired” was never used, but Alexander is “no longer working on the hyper-stylized drama as a writer or showrunner, and has been asked not to sit in on editing, be involved on set or participate in any other areas of production or postproduction.” So it kind of sounds like he was fired.

THR goes on to say the production is now on “hiatus” and in “disarray.” The first season of Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s novel was fantastic – stylish, funny, sexy, and weird. Best of all, it actually improved on Gaiman’s novel in many ways. At least, that’s what I felt. Neil Gaiman apparently feels otherwise. One of the reasons cited for Green and Fuller’s firing is Gaiman’s unhappiness with the direction they were taking the show. “The way that Fuller and Green built out and developed the world of American Gods in the first season was a source of irritation for Gaiman,” states THR. Alexander was Gaiman’s choice to take over the show because the author believed the new showunner would remain truer to the source material.

Source: slashfilm.com
 
 
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