Four more Neil Gaiman tales are getting adapted to the screen. The U.K. based channel, Sky Arts, will air a new series entitled Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories, which will adapt four pre-existing short stories for television. Casting details have yet to be released, but Sid Gentle Films, the production company behind the adaptation, promises that the series will star "an ensemble cast across all four of these tales".
Production on Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories is scheduled to begin later this month, so details are expected to trickle in as November progresses. The production company has yet to reveal which four of Gaiman's stories will be adapted, and there are plenty of compelling ones to choose from. Gaiman has released four collections of short stories, including Angels and Visitations, Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and this years' Trigger Warning, and has contributed others to a number of anthologies and collections over the years.
Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories isn't the only page-to-screen adaptation on the horizon for the prolific writer. His children's story, Fortunately, the Milk, is set to be adapted by director Edgar Wright, with Johnny Depp in talks to play the lead, and How To Talk To Girls At Parties, another brilliant story, is already in production, with Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning in starring roles. In addition, his novel American Gods and the comic series Sandman are also in development at various studios.
While we wait to hear which four we can anticipate seeing on the screen, check out this animated version of one of my favourite Gaiman stories, "The Price", originally found in his Smoke and Mirrors collection.