3:19pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'American Gods' Showrunners Bryan Fuller, Michael Green Exit Starz Drama
There's a change at the top of Starz's American Gods.
Showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have stepped down from the Fremantle-produced Neil Gaiman drama. A replacement has not yet been determined. Starz declined comment. Sources say Fuller and Green — who developed the series for TV — had creative differences with producers Fremantle over the show's (rapidly expanding) budget.
Fuller and Green had already written most of the scripts for the second season of the high-concept, hyper-stylized drama. An episode count for the second season was never announced after the series scored a fast renewal at the premium cable network.