The cast for Starz’ ‘American Gods‘ just got bigger as both Jonathan Tucker (‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, ‘Justified’) and Crispin Glover (‘Alive in Wonderland’, ‘Back to the Future’) have signed on! The two are set to join quite an already impressive line up which includes Ricky Whittle (‘The 100’) as Shadow, Ian McShane (‘Deadwood’) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (‘Sucker Punch’) as Shadow’s wife, and so many more!
In the series we see that Tucker has signed on as Low-Key Lyesmith who is introduced as Shadow’s cellmate and personal philosopher. He is described as ““wiry and fast-talking, with an offbeat sense of humor” who also “has a theory for everything and gives Shadow some sage advice to ready him for the outside world”. Only, he has a role which is much more important to play which I don’t want to share without it entering spoiler territory. Let’s just say his character’s name is a subtle nod to his future in the series.
Glover is set to play Mr. World. World is apparently omniscient and is “sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies.” which could lead into some interesting power plays depending how it plays out on screen.
As a long time fan of Neil Gaiman’s work, it is great to see that one of his best stories is finally seeing the light of day and with Bryan Fuller co-helming it at that. We’re really going to be in for a treat and as more talent is being added I can’t help but be excited.
Do you think that Glover and Tucker will make great additions to ‘American Gods’? Who else would you like to see cast in the series? Share your thoughts below!
American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. 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, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, 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.
Source: TV Line
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