Bryan Fuller gave a little more insight into why he chose American Gods over Star Trek: Discovery and the departure wasn’t just because he was too busy to do both shows.
“Part of [why I left] was [down to] my responsibilities to American Gods, which I’m very dedicated to, and so it was unfortunate to take a step back away from that show,” he said. “And mainly because of the opportunity that I believe that Star Trek provides – for a conversation about progress, for humanity and the planet, and being able to tap into that.”
But the chance to talk about relevant issues of today via his show is important to Fuller and American Gods offered that opportunity while Star Trek: Discovery did not. Star Trek is a “religion-free show,” said Fuller. “Religion on the planet has kind of gone extinct in a way [in Star Trek] and right now religion is feeding a lot of issues in many different ways. As an artist, I want to represent the times in which we are telling a story and I feel like I have that opportunity with American Gods.”
Fuller will be able to address both faith and immigration in American Gods, which will make the show “resonant and present” in 2016.
Source: Digital Spy