Neil Gaiman, Mythology Expert, Is Revisiting Jim Henson's "The Storyteller"

Neil Gaiman is officially reworking Jim Henson’s popular eerie series The Storyteller. Gaiman is best known for his work with American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Norse Mythology. 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. “Part of what fascinates me about The Storyteller is the stuff that we don’t know,” he told Deadline. “Who was the Storyteller, why was he telling these stories, was he a goblin, what kind of creature? What I’d love to do is an inside story that’s as long as the outside story. We’re going to find out a lot about who the storyteller is, we’re going to find out things we don’t even know that we don’t know. We’re 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.” What we do know is that it’ll be a fabulous, modern retelling of some of the best myths to date.

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