A Premiere Date for Gaiman’s American Gods TV Adaptation has Been Set – Plus New Key Art
When news first broke that Neil Gaiman’s American Gods would be getting a TV show adaptation, fans of the novel lost their collective shit. In the Starz adaptation, we get to see the war between gods in an all new way and it looks like we’ll be getting to lay witness to this epic story-line a lot sooner than expected! The series is set to air on April 30th at 9 PM!
In case you are unfamiliar, here’s the rundown for American Gods so you’re not going in blind:
The novel itself is a fictional tale that centers around Shadow Moon. While in prison, he learns of his wife’s death and is later released to take on the role of assistant/bodyguard to Mr. Wednesday. Little does Shadow Moon know, but Mr. Wednesday is actually a powerful deity with the goal in mind to reclaim what he lost and his rightful glory. The story follows Shadow Moon and crew as they being their journey to build an army and face off against New Gods – a battle of epic proportions. Not to mention that Shadow Moon’s wife comes back thanks to a leprechaun’s coin – there are definitely a few twists and turns that this adventure brings in true Gaiman style.
Do you “believe”? We’re starting to with this epic cast! Here’s the main roster so far:
- Ricky Whittle – Shadow Moon
- Ian McShane – Mr. Wednesday
- Emily Browning – Laura Moon
- Pablo Screiber – Mad Sweeney
- Bruce Langley – Technical Boy
- Yetide Badaki – Bilquis
- Gillian Anderson – Media
- Demore Barnes – Mr. Ibis
- Crispin Glover – Mr. World
- Dane Cook – Robbie
And more! You can see the full cast right here. Another fantastic tid-bit is if you don’t have Starz, that’s OK! Mr. Gaiman himself tweeted that the show will be available on Amazon Prime as well after it airs, which is fantastic news for fans internationally!
AMERICAN GODS will be on Amazon Prime after broadcast (and in most of the rest of the world). https://t.co/KahudiZpUS
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 23, 2017
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see Gaiman’s fantastical story brought to live on the screen? The cast is solid, the air date is set – fans of American Gods have little to do but wait until March 11th for the official world premiere trailer! Share your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, THQ, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.