From Page To Screen: Neil Gaiman Writes 'American Gods' Pilot and 'Under the Dome' Series Hits Next Summer
Twitter’s a great thing - particularly for letting things slip (even if accidentally-on-purpose). Okay, maybe he meant to tell the world, but Neil Gaiman revealed on Twitter this week that he’s in the process of writing a pilot script based on his novel, American Gods, for HBO. And while hints about the adaptation surfaced last year, this is the first hard evidence I’ve seen.
As already reported here, Stephen King’s novel Under The Dome is headed for small-screen stardom. We now know the 13 episodes will air on CBS next summer. With a scriptwriting team including Brian K Vaughn, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey and of course, King himself, it should prove interesting. Add to that Niels Arden Oplev, director of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, helming the first episode and the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television is producing the show in conjunction with CBS Television. There are also plans by Simon & Schuster to re-release the trade paperback and eBook of Under The Dome to coincide with the series.
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