One of the most highly anticipated television shows of 2017 is finally here! American Gods is based on Neil Gaiman’s novel released in 2001, which follows an epic clash between new and old gods living in modern-day America.
In the series, a war is brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and 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 travelling 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 show features a star-studded cast along with talented creators Michael Green (Hannibal) and Bryan Fuller (Heroes), and Neil Gaiman as an executive producer.
Starring Ricky Whittle (The 100), Ian McShane (Deadwood), Emily Browning (Suckerpunch), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland).
American Gods premieres tomorrow on STARZ with the first season made up of eight episodes. If you’re in the US, you can watch series as it airs or on the STARZ app. And good news for international fans as it will be available on Amazon Prime Video.
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