‘American Gods’ has been quietly impressing viewers and critics alike since its debut on the Starz television channel last month. Based on Neil Gaiman’s wonderful written work, the show has brought a decidedly unique approach to the TV format, using unique plot techniques and some very striking visual sequences.
Now, Starz is upping the ante on the “bonkers” by bringing in an actor who many would regard as one of the most quirky working in the business, the talented Crispin Glover. Genre fans will instantly recognize Glover from his most iconic role, that of George McFly in the ‘Back to the Future’ film series. Here, he plays Mr. World, the leader of the “New Gods” group.
Take a peek at his intro video below:
Mr. World, played by Crispin Glover, is the seemingly omniscient leader at the center of the New Gods coalition, sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies.
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.
‘American Gods’ is currently airing on Sunday evenings on the Starz network.
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