American Gods Is 'Definitely Not Dead' Despite Cancellation, Insists EP

American Gods cancelled

American Gods is down but not necessarily out, insists franchise overlord Neil Gaiman.

In the wake of the series’ cancellation earlier this week, the EP — whose 2001 novel the Starz series was based on — took to social media late Tuesday to assure fans that the troubled fantasy drama is “definitely not dead,” adding, “I’m grateful to the team at Starz for the American Gods journey so far. Fremantle (who make AG) [is] committed to finishing the story that began in Episode 1, and right now we’re all just waiting to see which way forward is best, and who it’ll be with.”

It was on Monday that Starz confirmed that American Gods would not return for a fourth season, although the cabler is reportedly considering a potential wrap-up movie. “Everyone at Starz is grateful to the dedicated cast and crew, and our partners at Fremantle who brought author and executive producer Neil Gaiman’s ever-relevant story to life,” a network spokesperson said in a statement.

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UPDATE: On Wednesday, Fremantle told our sister site Deadline that “Fremantle is committed to completing the epic journey that is American Gods, one of TV’s most inclusive series with the most amazing fans across the globe,” adding that the production company and Gaiman “are exploring all options” to keep the story going.