‘American Gods’ and ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Confirmed for Comic Con

American Gods First Photo
Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller, David Slade, Michael Green and Ricky Whittle on the ‘American Gods’ set (Photo Courtesy of Starz)

Starz will be represented at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con with panels featuring the casts of American Gods and Ash vs Evil Dead. American Gods will be making its debut at the sold-out fanfest while Ash vs Evil Dead returns for its second year at the Con to promote the upcoming second season of the horror/comedy series. Among the talent expected to attend are Ricky Whittle (who’s attended the Con before to talk about The 100), Ian McShane, Comic Con favorite Bruce Campbell, and Lucy Lawless. Outlander, which has been a popular draw for the past two years, will not be at this year’s convention because of scheduling conflicts.

American Gods Comic Con Schedule:

Panel / Presentation: Friday, July 22nd from 3:15PM-4:15PM in Room 6BCF
Autograph Signing: Friday, July 22nd from 4:45PM-6:00PM at American Gods Booth #4029
Expected to Attend: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, Bruce Langley, Michael Green, Bryan Fuller, and Neil Gaiman

American Gods is Starz’s television adaptation of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman that has been translated into over 30 languages. 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 (Ricky Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), 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. Emily Browning also stars and Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are writers and showrunners on the series. David Slade is directing the pilot and additional episodes. Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk serve as executive producers along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman.

Ash vs Evil Dead Comic Con Schedule:

Panel / Presentation: Saturday, July 23rd from 6:45PM-7:45PM in Room 6A
Autograph Signing: Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00PM-3:00PM at the Ash vs Evil Dead Cabin in the Petco Park Interactive Zone
Screening: Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00PM in Room 6DE
Expected to Attend: Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Rob Tapert, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, and Sam Raimi

Ash vs Evil Dead‘s second season roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his hometown of Elk Grove. There, he confronts Ruby. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil. The cast is led by Bruce Campbell in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead. Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, and Michelle Hurd join the series this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively. Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, and Ivan Raimi along with Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam and Moira Grant serve as producers.