Gillian Anderson plays Media, Kristin Chenoweth is Easter, Jonathan Tucker is Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman is Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare plays Czernobog, Chris Obi is Anubis, Demore Barnes is Mr. Ibis, Corbin Bernsen is Vulcan, and Mousa Kraish is The Jinn. The series has Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green as writers/showrunners, with Fuller, Green, episode one director David Slade, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk, Adam Kane, and author Neil Gaiman executive producing.
The Plot: American Gods posits a different kind of war brewing – one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.