Starz has released the first trailer for its upcoming adaptation of American Gods and in it, we see that victory in the most important of wars can hinge on the most unlikely of suspects.
Based on the acclaimed Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, American Gods follows ex-con Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a man whose life is dealt a crushing blow when his wife Laura is killed in a car crash days after he’s released from prison after serving three years. As low as he’s ever been, Shadow soon meets a man who changes everything, revealing that there’s a battle brewing between the Old gods and New gods over who gets to reign supreme on Earth. With both sides attempting to gather their forces for the coming skirmish, Shadow now essentially finds himself caught in a spiritual turf war where he could unknowingly provide the key to victory. But does he even want to get himself into the middle of a conflict he didn’t even know existed? Or will he be compelled to use the depths to which his life as sunk as motivation to find a sense of purpose he would have otherwise lacked?
In addition to Whittle, American Gods stars Ian McShane (Deadwood), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black), Kristen Chenoweth (GCB), and Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope).
Joining a Starz drama lineup that includes the likes of Power and Outlander, American Gods will premiere sometime in 2017. A more concrete air date should be announced in the coming months.
Will you be watching American Gods? At first glance, how does the series adaptation compare to the source material? Do you think the series will do justice to the book?