First Two Images for American Gods from Starz
EW releases two new images for the upcoming TV show American Gods from Neil Gaiman.
Ricky Whittle plays Shadow Moon, Ian McShane plays Mr. Wednesday and Pablo Scheiber plays Mad Sweeney in the series.
The photo above features Shadow getting into a fight with Sweeney to prove his worth to Wednesday in the bar called Jack’s Crocodile Bar.
Below is a closer look at McShane’s Mr. Wednesday just chilling and presumably talking to another diety.
Bryan Fuller, American Gods’ producer says:
“I think the comedy and charm and ease of Wednesday’s appeal is very well-suited for Ian McShane,” he said. “He has a vibrancy as Wednesday that could have gone so many different ways in other actors’ hands, but has such a specificity and reality, despite the situation at hand.”
You guys really should check this series oit and if you do stumble on a copy of the book, be sure to pick that one up too.
American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of 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 traveling 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 cast features Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Gillian Anderson as Media, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis, and Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya.