Gaiman novels adapted for TV

Gaiman novels adapted for TV

Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys (Headline Review) is to be made into a television series for the BBC, the author has announced.

Gaiman, who wrote about the deal on his journal, said Anansi Boys, released in 2006, would be made into a miniseries by Red, the production company behind BBC1’s "Last Tango in Halifax".

Gaiman also revealed that American Gods (also Headline Review) is being developed for TV in the US by FreemantleMedia North America.The television rights for American Gods originally belonged to HBO, which had the option for several years and saw three different scripts for the first episode before the option expired.

Gaiman, who will executive produce American Gods with FreemantleMedia, said that “as to where you will be able to see it, who is going to be in it, who will be writing or show-running, none of these things have yet been settled”.

Writing about the latest developments he said: “Yes, I'm really thrilled about both of these things. Freemantle has the harder task, as they are going to have to open up American Gods into something bigger than the book.

“Red are just going to have to make an absolutely brilliant faithful version of Anansi Boys.”