The ‘American Gods‘ are preparing to battle and we’ve got a new look at the Starz version of some of Neil Gaiman‘s creations. Featured below will be shots of both new and old Gods before the final confrontation between these two sides plays out. Starz has been kind enough to share images of some of the deities that Ricky Whittle’s Shadow Moon will be meeting on his road trip with his new employer.
Today we’ll be getting a look at some of the Old Gods including Kristin Chenoweth as Easter, Yetide Badaki portraying Bilquis, and Corbin Bernsen‘s Vulcan who wasn’t in the source material and is the God of Guns. As I stated, we aren’t just getting the older generation as we also have a look at the massively talented Crispin Glover as Mr. World.
You can take a look at the Gods below:
Visually, I love the contrast between modern society and the past which the Elder gods grew to power in. I’m sure showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green wanted the visuals to stand out, and they’ve clearly been able to pull that off.
About the Gods, Whittle states:
“These are real gods with real-world problems — they’re struggling in life as people have lost their faith and belief. These guys are living amongst us and living ordinary lives. That allows even the most skeptical people who maybe aren’t into fantasy to really get into this show.”
It is a great way to introduce the world to this take on the Gods and an easy premise to get behind on why there is a power struggle in the works.
American Gods pits Old Gods against New Gods, with the ancient mythological ones fearing irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the younger deities. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian 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.
The ‘American Gods’ Will Wage War On Starz On April 30th, 2017 at 9 pm ET/PT!
Source: USA Today
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