The television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods made its trailer debut at San Diego Comic Con yesterday. The show, which will air on Starz, has been championed by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Gillian Anderson, Yetide Badaki, Peter Stormare, Dane Cook, Bruce Langley, Cloris Leachman, Pablo Schreiber, Jonathan Tucker, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, and Kristin Chenoweth.
Synopsis: American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits 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.
AMERICAN GODS SEASON ONE premieres on STARZ TBA 2017