added: Wed, Mar 15th '17
STARZ, the network behind the cable shows "Outlander," "Power," and "Ash vs Evil Dead," has unveiled a brand-new trailer for their next big fantasy series "American Gods," which is based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name.
Set in a contemporary America where mythological gods live secretly among ordinary people, the series, in which Ricky Whittle (CW's 100) and Ian McShane (HBO's Deadwood and Game of Thrones) lead a strong and large ensemble cast, appears to be an eye-dazzling excursion into blood-gushing mayhem.
When freshly released convict Shadow Moon (Whittle) becomes the personal bodyguard of a mysterious traveler named Mr. Wednesday (McShane), he is introduced to a hidden fantastical world in which a barbaric war rages between ancient and modern gods.
Developed into a series by executive producers Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, NBC's Hannibal) and Michael Green (Kings, Heroes), "American Gods" also stars Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Peter Stormare, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Orlando Jones, Jonathan Tucker, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman, and Kristin Chenoweth.
David Slade, the director of NBC's "Hannibal," "30 Days of Night," and "Hard Candy," is helming the first three episodes of the 10-part STARZ series, which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, April 30th.
When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday's bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand. It's a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.
directed by David Slade (pilot episode)
starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Peter Stormare, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Orlando Jones, Jonathan Tucker, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman, Kristin Chenoweth
release date April 30, 2017 (on STARZ)