‘American Gods’ Releases a New Trailer with Ricky Whittle

American Gods Ricky Whittle and Emily Browning

Ricky Whittle and Emily Browning star in ‘American Gods’ (Photo Credit: Starz)

A new trailer has arrived for Starz’ upcoming dramatic series American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel. The series will premiere on April 30, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT and stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney. The cast also includes Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy.

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.


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