STARZ’s Series Adaption Of American Gods Adds Three New Cast Members

March 26, 2016

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Starz’s adaption of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is picking up steam and has just announced three new cast members.

American Gods combines the legends of various religions and mythology. We witnesses a struggle between deities, both old and new. Starz has cast Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, the main character of the novel. Shadow Moon is an ex-convict and a bodyguard of Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), an incarnation of the Norse God Odin. It has been hinted that Shadow Moon is actually the reincarnation of Baldr, the Norse God of light. Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), who will play Laura, Shadow Moon’s wife.

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Nigerian actress Yetide Badaki (Aquarius) will play Bilquis, the ancient goddess of love and Sean Harris (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) has been cast as Mad Sweeney, who has been described as a leprechaun down on his luck. So far the only one new god has been cast. Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) will play the role of Technician Boy, the god of technology.

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Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller will serve as the series’ showrunner, with David Slade directing off of scripts penned by Fuller, Robert Richardson and Neil Gaiman himself. American Gods is set to premiere some time in 2017.

Gaiman also has another adaption coming to TV in the form of a mini series, titled Likely Stories will focus on four of his tales, Foreign Parts, Closing Time, Feeders & Eaters and Looking for the Girl. Gaiman and Kevin Lehane will co-direct the episodes. One of the coolest things about the mini series is that Gaiman will be appearing in each episode.

 

Sources: Collider, IMDb, American Gods

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