The Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has lost its showrunners. Per Variety, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have exited the show due to issues of “budget and creative direction.”
Fuller and Green argued for a higher budget for the show’s forthcoming season two, even with the current budget being about $10 million per episode already. Producer FremantleMedia seemed unwilling to budge. A replacement showrunner has yet to be named.
Still, the two writers have plenty of projects to fall back on. Green has already had a prolific year, credited on the films Logan, Blade Runner 2049 and Murder on the Orient Express, which he will write a sequel for. Green will also be working on Netflix drama Raising Dion. Meanwhile, Fuller, most famous for Hannibal and Pushing Daisies, is attached as a producer to the Apple reboot of Amazing Stories. This exit comes a year after Fuller left another big project, Star Trek: Discovery.
An airdate for American Gods season two has yet to be announced.