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Ricky Whittle cast as Shadow Moon in “American Gods”

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Ricky Whittle cast as Shadow Moon in “American Gods”

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April.

Neil Gaiman said, “I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I’m delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”

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Starz gives green light to “American Gods”

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Starz gives green light to “American Gods”

Starz has given a green light to FremantleMedia North America’s (FMNA) adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel American Gods. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”), will pen and showrun the series. Gaiman will also executive produce the series. FremantleMedia North America will produce. Start of production is dependent on casting the lead role of “Shadow Moon.”

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Starz developing Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”

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Starz developing Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”

Less than a month ago we heard the reasons why HBO lost the rights to make an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. On the heels of that, the latest word is that Starz, in partnership with FremantleMedia North America, has taken up the torch, and is the newest network to tackle what promises to be a challenging show, with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green writing and showrunning the project.

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