Favorite Neil Gaiman–adapted series: 'Lucifer' or 'American Gods'? | The Tylt
Neil Gaiman is one of the greatest geek writers of all time, authoring many works of science fiction and fantasy. So of course some of his best work will also be adapted into hit TV series. "Lucifer" aired for three seasons on Fox before being canceled. Fans launched a social campaign to save the show. Netflix picked up the series and recently premiered season four. But Starz's "American Gods" has received acclaim for its acting and visual effects. Which Neil Gaiman–adapted series is your favorite?
Favorite Neil Gaiman–adapted series: 'Lucifer' or 'American Gods'?
Below is the synopsis of "Lucifer," per Rotten Tomatoes.
When the devil tires of life in Hell, he materialises in the City of Angels, where he aids the LAPD in rounding up and punishing evildoers in this TV-adaptation of the comic book.
"Lucifer" holds a fresh rating of 83 percent and an audience score of 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). The police procedural dramedy is loosely adapted from Neil Gaiman's DC comic book "The Sandman" and titular spin-off "Lucifer." While the series was canceled in 2018, fans campaigned hard and got the show picked up by Netflix. They are "rejoicing" over season four on the streaming service.
Below is the synopsis of "American Gods," per Rotten Tomatoes.
"American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
"American Gods" holds a fresh rating of 75 percent and an audience score of 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). The series is adapted from Gaiman's fantasy novel of the same name. "American Gods" is revered for the acting, design and for being visually compelling. "American Gods" also received nominations at the Emmys in 2017 and Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2018.