Neil Gaiman, Mythology Expert, Is Revisitng Jim Henson’s ‘The Storyteller’
- By Erin
- 8 months ago
Neil Gaiman is officially reworking Jim Henson’s popular eerie seriesÂ The Storyteller. Gaiman is best known for his work withÂ American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book,Â andÂ Norse Mythology.Â The storyteller is best known for sitting next to his giant fireplace and telling mythological stories and European folklore to his dog. Gaiman will be working with Jim Henson Studios as well as Jim’s daughter, Lisa. âPart of what fascinates me about The Storyteller is the stuff that we donât know,â he told Deadline. âWho was the Storyteller, why was he telling these stories, was he a goblin, what kind of creature? What Iâd love to do is an inside story thatâs as long as the outside story. Weâre going to find out a lot about who the storyteller is, weâre going to find out things we donât even know that we donât know. Weâre going to begin in a Northern kingdom where stories are forbidden and where the act of telling a story is liable and can get you imprisoned or executed. If you put a storyteller into that situation, things would need to start getting interactive.â What we do know is that it’ll be a fabulous, modern retelling of some of the best myths to date.