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Yetide Badaki on That ‘American Gods’ Finale and What’s Next for Bilquis

16 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, and adapted from the best-selling book by Neil Gaiman, the Starz series American Gods weaves a provocative tale of faith and belief, or our lack thereof, unlike anything that’s ever been on TV before. When Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is released from prison following the death of his wife (Emily Browning), he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), with whom he makes a deal that will change the course of his entire life. As he finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to make sense of, … »

- Christina Radish

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Ian McShane On ‘American Gods’ And The Myth of ‘Deadwood’ [Emmys Interview]

26 June 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ian McShane is a talker in the best possible way. In conjunction with a series of interviews I conducted for a THR feature, I requested to speak to the “American Gods” star for just 10-15 minutes. These were quick phone interviews, but McShane insisted on meeting in-person. I wasn’t feeling well heading over to the hotel, but McShane is just as charming as the characters he tends to play and, as our conversation ran long, I quickly forgot the flu that would rack me for the rest of the week.

Continue reading Ian McShane On ‘American Gods’ And The Myth of ‘Deadwood’ [Emmys Interview] at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Gillian Anderson Ruled ‘American Gods’: How the Many Faces of Media Were Chosen

26 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The first season of “American Gods” featured many highlights, including the captivating work of Ian McShane, some groundbreaking nudity and sexual content, and a fascinating breakout episode that brought unexpected depth to one of the show’s most complicated characters. But Gillian Anderson, with maybe 30 minutes of screen time total, may be the ultimate highlight.

Playing the “new god” Media, Anderson appears in several forms over the course of the season, all extremely recognizable to fans of pop culture. In depicting Lucy Ricardo, David BowieMarilyn Monroe and Judy Garland, the veteran TV star demonstrated a spectrum of ability which people only familiar with her more serious drama work might not have anticipated.

Read More: ‘American Gods’ Review: Season 1’s Finale Is a Beautiful Sensory Nightmare That Finally Answers the Show’s Biggest Question

“We forget how good she is because she plays characters who are a bit like her, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Gillian Anderson Ruled ‘American Gods’: How the Many Faces of Media Were Chosen

26 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first season of “American Gods” featured many highlights, including the captivating work of Ian McShane, some groundbreaking nudity and sexual content, and a fascinating breakout episode that brought unexpected depth to one of the show’s most complicated characters. But Gillian Anderson, with maybe 30 minutes of screen time total, may be the ultimate highlight.

Playing the “new god” Media, Anderson appears in several forms over the course of the season, all extremely recognizable to fans of pop culture. In depicting Lucy Ricardo, David BowieMarilyn Monroe and Judy Garland, the veteran TV star demonstrated a spectrum of ability which people only familiar with her more serious drama work might not have anticipated.

Read More: ‘American Gods’ Review: Season 1’s Finale Is a Beautiful Sensory Nightmare That Finally Answers the Show’s Biggest Question

“We forget how good she is because she plays characters who are a bit like her, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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My So-Called Life to Utopia: are these the most foolish TV cancellations ever?

22 June 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Too brave, too strange or just downright shocking, here are the best shows that had the plug pulled on them

Pity the Deadwood fan. Every so often, those of us who adored David Milch’s dark-hued western, which ran for three short seasons over a decade ago, have our hopes raised sky-high with talks of a movie. Just last month Ian McShane, who played the fantastically foul-mouthed bar owner, Al Swearengen, said Milch had turned in a two-hour movie script to HBO, noting: “If they don’t deliver, blame them.”

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- Sarah Hughes, Kate Abbott, Stuart Heritage, Rachel Aroesti, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison, Dale Berning Sawa

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‘American Gods 1×08: Come to Jesus’ Review

20 June 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Kristin Chenoweth, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman | Created by Neil Gaiman | Developed for TV by Bryan Fuller

While there may be a lot of focus on Twin Peaks, there is of course one more show that refuses to be ignored. The American Gods finale is here, and we finally get to meet Easter (Kristin Chenoweth). More importantly the Gods have a face-off that may set the scene for a war in Season two.

Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) arrive at a party to try to recruit Ostara, also known as Easter. With Laura (Emily Browning) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Shreiber) also arriving looking for help with resurrection, it doesn’t take long for a few newer Gods to join the party.

Finally seeing Kristin Chenoweth debut in American Gods, »

- Paul Metcalf

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American Gods "Come To Jesus" Recap

19 June 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Courtesy of Starz

Well, here it is: the eighth episode. The season finale of Neil Gaiman’s novel turned television series. So, without further ado, here’s what happened on the American Gods season finale.

As Shadow and Wednesday sit back in silk robes, waiting for the completion of Mr. Nancy’s specially tailored suits, he tells them the story of a specific queen: Bilquis. He tells them of her reign in her land, how she moved throughout the ages, adapting to the changing eras and taking her followers through her sexual exploits. His story culminates on how weakened she is after Isis destroys her altar and is given her power back due to an arrangement with Technical Boy.

Upon completion of their suits, Shadow and Wednesday arrive in Kentucky at their next stop; the next God who’s allegiance they need. Walking into a colorful and vibrant party, the two of them meet Ostara, »

- Anthony Esteves

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Boxing drama 'Jawbone' punches for Us deal

19 June 2017 4:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Grindstone nabs UK drama with Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane.

Sales outfit Independent and Us buyer Grindstone Entertainment Group have closed a deal for all North American rights on Johnny Harris and Thomas Napper’s UK boxing drama Jawbone.

The film will be distributed through Lionsgate Home Entertainment in the territory.

The deal was negotiated by Grindstone’s head of acquisitions Stan Wertlieb and Independent’s head of sales Nada Cirjanic.

Jawbone marks the writing debut of Snow White And The Huntsman and This Is England actor Johnny Harris, who also stars in the film alongside Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane, with Thomas Napper making his feature directional debut.

In the movie, a former youth boxing champion (Harris) returns to his childhood boxing club in the hope of rekindling past glory after hitting rock bottom.

Music comes from Paul Weller, former frontman of The Jam. Former boxers »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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‘American Gods’ Review: Season 1’s Finale Is a Beautiful Sensory Nightmare That Finally Answers the Show’s Biggest Question

18 June 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the last seven weeks, “American Gods” has warned us of a coming war. One by one, the gods of centuries past made their way from the pages of global lore into the twisted landscape of this Starz show, where the mortal and immortal co-mingle and their fates are intertwined. With “Come to Jesus,” a grand finale that cobbled together all the disparate elements that made the series compelling viewing, Season 1 of “American Gods” reached its creative peak and paved the way for its cosmic tug-of-war to continue.

Though this season has delighted in its own diversions, crossing national and metaphysical boundaries to bring its infamous cast of characters together, keeping these factions separate for so long made their convergence all the sweeter. Mr. Wednesday, fresh from offing Vulcan, tows Shadow along to the house of Ostara, introducing a perfectly cast Kristin Chenoweth to an already loaded ensemble. While Wednesday »

- Steve Greene

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‘American Gods’ Review: Season 1’s Finale Is a Beautiful Sensory Nightmare That Finally Answers the Show’s Biggest Question

18 June 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For the last seven weeks, “American Gods” has warned us of a coming war. One by one, the gods of centuries past made their way from the pages of global lore into the twisted landscape of this Starz show, where the mortal and immortal co-mingle and their fates are intertwined. With “Come to Jesus,” a grand finale that cobbled together all the disparate elements that made the series compelling viewing, Season 1 of “American Gods” reached its creative peak and paved the way for its cosmic tug-of-war to continue.

Though this season has delighted in its own diversions, crossing national and metaphysical boundaries to bring its infamous cast of characters together, keeping these factions separate for so long made their convergence all the sweeter. Mr. Wednesday, fresh from offing Vulcan, tows Shadow along to the house of Ostara, introducing a perfectly cast Kristin Chenoweth to an already loaded ensemble. While Wednesday »

- Steve Greene

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Kim Dickens praises the Deadwood movie script

18 June 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April, it was revealed that Deadwood creator David Milch has completed his script for a feature revival of the cult HBO Western series, and since then we’ve heard comments from actors Ian McShane and W. Earl Brown who were both full of praise for the screenplay.

Now, speaking to Vox, actress Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) has revealed that she’s also read the script, and was very impressed: “I loved [the script] … It brought tears to my eyes just to hear those voices again, so perfectly. It was funny at times and sad and painful and beautiful, really beautiful.”

The script for the Deadwood movie has been delivered to HBO, and as Dickens states: “It’s in their hands now.” Let’s hope it finally gets the go ahead… »

- Gary Collinson

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Ian McShane Tackles Mr. Wednesday in Starz’s ‘American Gods’

18 June 2017 6:33 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Awards Daily TV talks to the Emmy®-nominated Ian McShane about his new role as Mr. Wednesday on Starz’s acclaimed American Gods. Ian McShane stars as Mr. Wednesday in »

- Clarence Moye

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‘John Wick: Chapter 2′ Blu-ray Review

17 June 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo | Written by Derek Kolstad | Directed by Chad Stahelski

2014′s John Wick took pretty much everyone by surprise. The third in a trilogy of action movies Keanu Reeves made in 2013/4, John Wick succeeded where 47 Ronin and The Man of Tai Chi (in which Reeves played the villain) didn’t. And that’s not to say that either of those films were sub-par, far from it. However there was something about the stoic, unstoppable hitman John Wick that resonated with audiences across the globe. And so three years later we finally get a sequel.

From the same writer/director team as the first film, Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski respectively, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off. Literally. John heads back to the gang who stole his »

- Phil Wheat

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How Editors of ‘The Crown,’ ‘American Gods,’ and ‘This Is Us’ Achieved Emotional Power

16 June 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There was more than enough narrative complexity for editors to tackle in Emmy contenders “The Crown,” “American Gods,” “This Is Us,” “Fargo,” and “Five Came Back.” But through skill and finesse, they helped make these shows compelling and relevant by cutting through the multiple strands of history, mythology, melodrama, and black comedy.

The Crown” focused on the public and private personas of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) in post-war England; “American Gods” explored how Old and New Gods fight for attention in modern society; “This Is Us” chose a non-linear structure to show the influence of the past on millennial siblings; “Fargo” dealt with twin brothers (Ewan McGregor) in a third season of absurd crime shenanigans; and “Five Came Back” revealed how the World War II propaganda campaign changed the lives of directors Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, and William Wyler.

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- Bill Desowitz

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American Gods' Kristin Chenoweth Previews Easter's Arrival: "I Wouldn't Want to Get on Her Bad Side"

16 June 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

American Gods is pulling out the big guns for Sunday's season finale. Kristin Chenoweth will finally make her much-awaited debut as Easter when Shadow (Ricky Whittle) and Wednesday (Ian McShane) arrive at her doorstep to enlist her help in the brewing war.

When Chenoweth's casting was announced ahead

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- Sadie Gennis

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Exclusive: How ‘American Gods’ Producer Bryan Fuller Changed the Course of Kristin Chenoweth’s TV Career

16 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A magnetic and Tony Award-winning star of Broadway, it only made sense that Kristin Chenoweth would bring her charm to TV. After a false start with the 2001 NBC sitcom Kristin, which was canceled after six episodes, the 4-foot-11 actress, who currently plays Easter on Starz’s hit adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, eventually found her stride on The West Wing, on which she played Annabeth Schott during the NBC drama’s final two seasons.

But Chenoweth’s TV career really started with Pushing Daisies, from American Gods executive producer Bryan Fuller. “He changed my path,” she says of Fuller, who was known at the time for creating Dead Like Me and serving as executive producer on Heroes. Soon after she quoted Hannibal Lecter in a phone conversation with the producer, Chenoweth -- a self-proclaimed sci-fi and horror geek -- and Fuller formed a bond that led to one of the best roles of her career »

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The 5 New TV Dramas That Deserve Emmy Attention

16 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

American Gods” (Starz)“You can’t weave the stories that are necessary for belief unless you have a personality,” Mr. Wednesday tells Shadow Moon. And personality is definitely not lacking on “American Gods.” After building a devoted fan base with Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, this gritty story of war between the old gods and the new had big shoes to fill. Starz has succeeded with its impressive new series starring Ricky Whittle, Gillian Anderson, Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, and a superb Ian McShane. Set in modern times, the series follows Shadow Moon (Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (McShane) as they reluctantly team up to wrestle power back from the gods that are worshipped today: technology, media, money, and war. Dreamlike visuals combined with some perfectly camp performances make for a surrealist fantasy reminiscent of a crossover between “Game of Thrones” and co-creator Bryan Fuller’s gone-too-soon “Hannibal.” —Briana Rodriguez “The Crown »

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Script For The Deadwood Movie Is Painful And Beautiful, Says Kim Dickens

15 June 2017 8:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you cast your mind back many years ago, before Game of Thrones, Westworld and True Blood, you’ll remember that HBO first made an impact on the television landscape with shows like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire and, of course, Deadwood. It only lasted three seasons, but the Western was one of the most critically acclaimed series of its time and amassed a small but incredibly loyal fanbase. Unfortunately though, the ratings just couldn’t justify the cost to produce the show and it was ultimately given the axe.

However, creator David Milch has always promised us that there’d be more. It’s been well over a decade now since Deadwood left television, but every so often a small update pops up on the proposed movie, which has been in development for a very long time. Said to wrap up the stories of the various characters in a satisfying manner, »

- Matt Joseph

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“Sad And Painful And Beautiful”: Kim Dickens Talks ‘Deadwood’ Movie Script

15 June 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

David Milch’s long-gestating “Deadwood” film may finally be moving forward, as reported by actors Ian McShane and Kim Dickens. For those who never saw the prematurely cancelled HBO show, it was set in Deadwood, North Dakota and tracked the growth from camp to town. The show lasted three seasons before getting the axe and featured McShane as the f-bomb prone Al Swearengen and Dickens as Joanie Stubbs.

Continue reading “Sad And Painful And Beautiful”: Kim Dickens Talks ‘Deadwood’ Movie Script at The Playlist. »

- Christian Gallichio

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‘American Gods 1×07: A Prayer for Mad Sweeney’ Review

14 June 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Kristin Chenoweth, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman | Created by Neil Gaiman | Developed for TV by Bryan Fuller

While the Gods are busy fighting among themselves, the teaming up of Laura Moon (Emily Browning) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) has been an interesting side story in American Gods. Today we get to learn more about the angry Irishman and his surprising connection to Laura.

While on the trail of Shadow (Ricky Whittle) and possible resurrection, Laura travels with Mad Sweeney. Looking back into his past we get to see just how he made his way to America, and his connection to Laura’s family which may explain his connection with her.

In the flashback, we are introduced to Essie MacGowan, also played by Emily Browning. A believer in the Leprechaun she often leaves »

- Paul Metcalf

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