FreemantleMedia North America has announced that they have come to an exclusive, multi-year first look agreement deal with Neil Gaiman to potentially adapt more of the author’s works for television.
Gaiman’s novel American Gods will be making its premiere Sunday, April 30th, on STARZ, marking the first collaboration between FMNA and Gaiman. Apparently, on top of adapting already existing works, FMNA and Gaiman will also be working on original content.
Craig Cegielski, co-CEO, FremantleMedia North America, said, “Neil Gaiman is one of the most distinctive writers of our time, and we’ve been incredibly fortunate to be entrusted with his vision while adapting American Gods. Our experience together has proven more than collaborative – it’s a shared ambition to create, develop, and produce singular, bespoke content. We couldn’t be happier to diversify and expand our relationship to future projects.”
Commented Neil Gaiman, “Working with my friends at FremantleMedia on shepherding American Gods to the screen has been an exciting and delightful way to spend the last three years. I’ve learned to trust them and to harness their talents and enthusiasm, as they’ve learned to harness mine. They don’t mind that I love creating a ridiculously wide variety of things, and I am glad that even the strangest projects of mine will have a home with them. American Gods is TV nobody has seen before, and I can’t wait to announce the specifics behind what we have coming up next.”