The trailer for the STARZ adaption of Neil Gaiman’s best selling novel American Gods’ has been released at SDCC and it’s pretty freakin’ trippy! During the trailer we get our first look into season 1, which according to Vanity Fair‘ will only be based off of one third of Gaiman’s book. The trailer followed ex-con Shadow Moon as he teamed up with Mr. Wednesday (in the book Mr. Wednesday is referred to as the old Norse god of knowledge and wisdom) after his wife’s death. The ex-con soon after his team up, began to experience symptoms of a haunting that led Shadow to come face to face with his dead wife.
American God’s is set to premiere on STARZ in 2017 and follow the plot of: “a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
The STARZ channel original series is set to star Kristin Chenoweth (Descendents, The Boy Next Door), Ian McShane (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) , Ricky Whittle (The 100), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black), Emily Browning (Lemoney Snicket’s A Tale Of Unfortunate Events, The Uninvited) , Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters), Crispin Glover (Back To The Future), Jonathan Tucker (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003), Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck), Cloris Leachman (The Facts Of Life), Peter Stormare (Constanine), Chris Obi (Snow White and The Huntsman), Mousa Kraish (Super Bad), Gillian Anderson (Gillian Anderson, The Xfiles), Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), and Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys). The project is being written by showrunners Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”) and Michael Green. Green and Fuller are also joining Gaiman and David Slade as executive producers on the project.
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