We have been closely monitoring the evolution of STARZ’s series adaption of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods. Today we can report that comedian/actor Dane Cook has joined the cast of the series. Cook will play the role of Robbie, the best friend of the series’ main character, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle). Robbie promises to keep Shadow Moon’s job for him while he’s in prison. Robbie’s wife, Laura is played by Emily Browning.
Executive producer and co-writer Brian Fuller co-wrote the script for American Gods with Michael Green. The two are also working as co-showrunners. David Slade will be in the director’s chair for several episodes, including the pilot.
Yetide Badaki as Bilquis (Vanity Fair)
American Gods centers on the battle brewing between the Old Gods and the New Gods. The Old Gods are rooted in mythology and the religions of days gone by. The New Gods have found their footing thanks to people’s obsession with money, technology, celebrities, and drugs.
Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) & Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) working out their differences
Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday
Dane Cook will co-star along side Gillian Anderson (Media), Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Emily Browning (Laura Moon), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), Cloris Leachman (Zorya Vechernyaya), Peter Stormare (Czernobog), Jonathan Tucker (Low Key Lyesmith), Crispin Glover (Mr. World), Mousa Kraish (The Jinn), Chris Obi (Anubis), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney) and others.
Gillian Anderson as Media
American Gods will premiere on STARZ sometime next year. We will keep you posted as new information continues to surface.