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‘The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer’ Writer Si Spurrier: The Horror News Network Interview

John Constantine has been a perennial favorite ever since he slid his way out of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing (way back in 1985) and into his own series, which would forever associate the characters with the moniker, Hellblazer.  Constantine has undergone many revamps and reimaginings ever since, but the one constant with the chain-smoking magician has always been the talent that the characters and series has attracted, namely a who’s who of the greatest writers in comic book history.

Much to the delight of long-time fans around the world, Si Spurrier’s take on the character grounds him in classic Constantine lore as part of DC’s ever expanding Sandman Universe.  Spurrier spoke to Horror News Network about his version of the character, on the eve of Constantine’s return to the “real world”, in what promises to be an exciting new chapter in the life of John Constantine. read more

American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property Petitions Netflix to Cancel Amazon Prime’s ‘Good Omens’

They say that “the Devil is in the details”, but it appears that the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was more concerned with the Devil, than the details in the case of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens adaptation.

The organization (also known as The Christian Return to Order) got a little too hot under the collar about the new Amazon Prime series, and forgot which streaming service was responsible for the “…mockery of God’s Order and religion…”.  The petition (since removed from their website) demanded that Netflix remove the series from the airwaves, and asked signers to send the message to “…Netflix that we will not stand silent as they destroy the barriers of horror we still have for evil.”  The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was able to elicit over 20,000 signatures before they realized that they were petitioning the wrong streaming service. read more

‘American Gods’ Renewed For Third Season

Just one week after the season 2 debut of Starz American Gods, the fates have decreed (and that would be, of course, Starz, via Deadline) that the battle between the ancient and modern gods will continue for at least one more season.  In addition, following along the lines of many timeless tales, the motif of the replacement of old gods for new ones will continue next season, as Chic Eglee will replace Jesse Alexander as showrunner for season three.

Carmi Zlotnik, the god that oversees programming at Starz, exuberantly announced the news, stating that “Audiences continue to worship at the altar of American Gods and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come.  With Chic (Eglee) at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.” read more

Get Ready for the Apocalypse with the New Trailer for Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’

Preventing the Apocalypse is never an easy undertaking, especially when a demon and angel are forced to collaborate after that whole “battle for heaven” ordeal.  This is, of course, the subject of the late Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 novel entitled Good Omens, and soon you will be able to enjoy their tale in a completely new medium on Amazon Prime on May 31.

Good Omens stars David Tennant as the devilish Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angelic Aziraphale.  They are joined by Jon Hamm, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Sam Taylor Buck (as the juvenile Antichrist, Adam Young), and Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan himself. read more

Meet Your Gods in New ‘American Gods’ Season 2 Trailer

Having trouble with your belief system?  Have you been seeking (and not finding) some much needed guidance lately?  Don’t waste your money on a life coach, because Starz and American Gods are offering you many choices ahead of the season two debut on March 10!

The second teaser trailer is full of choices, whether you are looking for love, life, or the future (without the Old Gods).  Whatever choice you make, the battle for the souls of mankind is shaping up to be quiet a donnybrook!

The series is based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name and stars Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Emily Browning, Orlando Jones, Yetedi Badaki, Bruce Langley, Omid Abtahi, Mousa Kraish, Demore Barne, Kahyun Kim, Dean Winters, and Devery Jacobs. read more

The Old and New Gods Prepare for Battle in ‘American Gods’ Season Two Trailer

Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s hit novel depicting a battle between the gods of mythology and the gods of modern life is set to return for its second season on March 10, promising us an ole’ fashioned show down! If you have been waiting for a sneak peak into the battle for the souls of humanity, the trailer for American Gods season two has just landed.

Season two continues to focus on Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Shadow Moon’s (Ricky Whittle) cross country road trip in search of ancient allies for the coming battle with Mr. World (Crispin Glover) and his many minions.  The series also stars Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, Orlando Jones, Yetedi Badaki, Bruce Langley, Omid Abtahi, Mousa Kraish, and Demore Barne.  Gillian Anderson’s role as Media has been picked up by Kahyun Kim (listed as “New Media” in the credits) after her departure from the series after season one.  Kristin Chenoweth will also not be returning to American Gods as the fertility goddess Easter. In addition to Kim, Dean Winters (as the sinister Mr. Town) and Devery Jacobs (portraying Sam Black Crow) have joined the cast for season two. read more

Amazon Posts Official Teaser Trailer for Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett Series ‘Good Omens’

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel, Good Omens, is one step closer to streaming its way onto our television screens! Amazon Prime Video uploaded a teaser trailer for the upcoming series which features all of the shows primary characters and several interesting new locations. You can watch the clip below:

The official synopsis attached to the YouTube clip elaborates on the extraordinary relationship between the series’ main characters, the the mythical stakes involved in their journey: read more

Neil Gaiman Signs Exclusive Deal with Amazon for Upcoming Television Series

Good Omens won’t launch on Amazon Prime Video until 2019, but the streaming giant is already preparing for even more new television series from Neil Gaiman! The visionary writer behind such media crossover hits as The Sandman, Coraline, and American Gods, will now be working exclusively with Amazon for global distribution of upcoming series.

Variety reports that the announcement came at an Amazon “show-and-tell” event in London on Tuesday. The deal will see Gaiman, “move to Amazon from production and distribution giant Fremantle, with which he had signed a multi-year first-look deal just last year and which produces American Gods. It is unclear what happened to that partnership.” read more

‘Lucifer’ Picked Up By Netflix After Fox Cancellation

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s Lucifer just got a new lease on life courtesy of streaming giant Netflix.  It is not clear when the series will return for a fourth season, or how many episodes it will consist of, but Lucifer fans can rest easy today, knowing that it will return soon.

Lead actor Tom Ellis and creator Joe Henderson took to twitter to celebrate the news, thanking fans for helping save the series.

#LuciferSeason4 on @Netflix wow that sounds nice. You fans made this happen. #LuciFansrock #Lucifersaved ?? read more

‘American Gods’ Artist Scott Hampton: The Horror News Network Interview

Hot on the heels of the second story arc of Dark Horse Comics’ adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods entitled “My Ainsel”, Horror News Network was able to interview series artist Scott Hampton about his work on the project, the challenges in adapting a novel to a comic book, and his previous work with Clive Barker.

Horror News Network: You have worked on a number of projects with Neil Gaiman. How is American Gods different from some of the other projects?

Scott Hampton: American Gods is so dense and textured with so many colorful characters and such an amazing story arc it feels like a singularity to me. read more