The Television series adaption of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has added actors Jonathan Tucker and Crispin Glover to their cast, TV Line reports.
American Gods” follows the mysterious Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a man who is released from prison a few days early after serving a three-year sentence for bank robbery when his beloved wife Laura (Emily Browning) is killed in a car accident. Flying home for he funeral, Shadow is seated next to a man who introduces himself only as Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), and this man knows more about Shadow’s life, both past and present, than is possible. Shadow comes to learn that Wednesday is, in fact, the Norse god Odin.
Tucker (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2013) will play the role of Low-Key Lyesmith, Shadow Moon’s cellmate, who has been described as “wiry and fast-talking, with an offbeat sense of humor.” Glover (Back to the Future) will bring Mr. World, the leader of the New Gods, to life.
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. Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) will play Technician Boy, the god of technology.
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 has already begun production in Canada and should arrive in late 2016 or early 2017.