Fleeting teasers and waves upon waves of bloody brilliant casting announcements have ensured excitement for Starz’s small-screen rendition of American Gods kept ticking over, and now, shortly after unveiling the godly first poster, Sdcc brings forth the first true teaser of Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel in motion.
It’s the adaptation that many believed would never happen, and after years of seemingly constant back and forth, fans of Gaiman’s work will soon be able to revel in Starz’s ungodly feud. Introducing us to Ricky Whittle’s Shadow Moon, the teaser above is as much about outlining the supernatural premise as it as about familiarizing viewers with the gods among us.
Steering onto TV by way of Bryan Fuller and Michel Green, American Gods will bring together an all-star cast that includes X-Files stalwart Gillian Anderson, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Cloris Leachman, Ian McShane, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, »
- Michael Briers
Starz had a panel for their upcoming series American Gods based on Neil Gaiman’s novel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, and have now released the first trailer; watch it below and let us know what you think…
American Gods features a cast that includes Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vecherrnyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Chris Obi as Anubis, Gillian Anderson as Media and Mousa Kraish as The Jinn. It is set to hit Starz next year.
- Ricky Church
After the cancellation of his critically acclaimed show Hannibal, producer Bryan Fuller, alongside Michael Green, decided to set their sights on adapting and bringing to life Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel American Gods. Fans of the novel were able to catch a glimpse of the new show today during its first-ever Comic-Con panel as the cast and crew made an appearance while also premiering the first trailer. Now, Starz has released the first official trailer online starring The 100's Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, a man, who after meeting a mysterious stranger known as Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), finds himself at the center of a war between the Old Gods and the New Gods of our time. 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. »
After years of being teased of an adaptation for Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Starz finally pulled the trigger and has now released a preview for the 2017 series! It's pretty brief but it does a nice job showing Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and the other new and old dieties in this world.
The reveal was made during the Starz panel at Sdcc 2016 and featured Director Bryan Fuller and Kristen Chenoweth who is playing Easter in the series.
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
Although I know next to nothing about Neil Gaiman's "American Gods", I'm still very much looking forward to the upcoming series, mainly due the incredible presence of Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and the involvement of Bryan Fuller. For the uninitiated, such as myself, American Gods takes place in a world where gods are real, both new and old, and use the human race as... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Maybe Peter Dinklage was drinking real wine while playing Tyrion, because it seems he has trouble saying the word “benevolent.” During their panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the team behind “Game of Thrones” revealed a special blooper reel from this past season. Highlights from the take outs include Emilia Clarke mangling the Dothraki language while trying to deliver Daenerys’ rallying speech from Drogon’s back. The Hound actor Rory McCann‘s return to the series was also a little rough, as he struggled to chop wood while filming his return episode with Ian McShane. Also Read: 'Game of Thrones »
- Jeremy Fuster
As the prospect of more “Hannibal” grows ever more distant following its cancellation on NBC, Bryan Fuller has moved on to Starz, where next year he’ll be unveiling “American Gods.” It’s the series adaptation of the book by Neil Gaiman, bringing together a cast which includes Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, and Pablo Schreiber, to tell the […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
American Gods is coming to Starz, and it looks fantastic.
The show's cast and crew took to the stage at San Diego Comic Con and brought the first trailer with them.
Rickey Whittle is one of the leads, and boy, it looks like he's had a pretty great rebound from The 100.
He plays Shadow, who is totally not loving life. Getting out of jail after a three-year stint, he returns home for the funeral of his beloved wife, Laura.
He is seated next to a man named Mr. Wednesday who knows a little too much about Shadow. Things take off in a crazy direction from there.
With Bryan Fuller behind the show, you can bet your bottom dollar that this is going to be a good one.
Fuller has a great track record, so he wants people who have and haven't read the books to know that "you’re in good hands. »
- Paul Dailly
Starz released the first trailer of their upcoming series “American Gods” at Friday’s Comic-Con panel. The series is based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, which mixes the concepts of old gods of traditional mythology and new gods that have risen as society has changed.
Although not present in the trailer, Kristin Chenoweth joined the panel onstage as they announced that she will be joining “American Gods” in the role of Easter. Chenoweth had previously worked with showrunner Bryan Fuller on “Pushing Daisies.”
We get our first good look at Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). Shadow has been released from a three-year prison sentences and learns that his wife has died. He meets Mr. Wednesday on a plane on his way back home for the funeral. We also get glimpses of Shadow’s not-so-dead-wife Laura Moon (Emily Browning).
- Maria Cavassuto
On “Game of Thrones,” it’s a fierce battle for the Iron Throne, but during the “Games of Thrones” panel at Comic-Con, fans got treated to a Season 6 blooper reel that proved that not everything is so serious on the HBO drama.
Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister opens the blooper reel with some major struggles, chewing up the word benevolent — much to the amusement of the usually somber Grey Worm.
Although “Game of Thrones” is known for its exemplary final product, not everything is a “one-take” wonder. Take for instance The Hound, played by Rory McCann, struggling to chop a measly chunk of wood during a scene with special guest star Ian McShane. Surely Sandor Clegane is much more impressive than this!
Emilia Clarke was unfortunately also a victim. Daenerys’ guttural Dothraki proved to be a harder task than working with a fake dragon and a green screen.
And last but not least, there »
- Maria Cavassuto
Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) have released a first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, “American Gods,” which stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), and Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday). The series… Continue Reading → »
- Tambay Obenson
Starz took the wraps off its new series American Gods today at Comic-Con, debuting the first trailer for the series based on the Neil Gaiman book that stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday. The video also offered a brief but heavily stylized look at Crispin Glover among others cast in the Starz show that is slated for a January 2017 bow. On the panel, executive producer/showrunner Bryan Fuller introduced new castmember Kristen Chenoweth (she… »
Thank whatever deity you believe in, because at long last Starz has released the first footage from its upcoming American Gods.
Shadow Moon (played by The 100‘s Ricky Whittle) is front-and-center in the trailer, which was shown at the fantasy drama’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Who else pops up in the clip? The mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Deadwood‘s Ian McShane), the mysterious Laura (Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning) and many other heavenly bodies.
PhotosAmerican Gods: Starz Reveals First Pic of Love Goddess Bilquis
Also: coin tricks! “Puppy!” The gold on the grave! Mr. Wednesday on an airplane! »
Oh. My. Gods.
Those who’ve read and loved Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods are in for a big treat, the creators and stars of Starz’s upcoming adaptation told the crowd at the show’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego Friday. And if you’re among those who haven’t been formally introduced to Shadow Moon, Mr. Wednesday et al, executive Bryan Fuller said, prepare to have a religious moment of your own.
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“However you come to this” — whether you’ve read the 2001 book or are a complete neophyte — “you’re in good hands, »
The announcement was made at Comic-Con, where the actress made a surprise appearance on the panel. She’ll play Easter, one of the old gods who tries to help Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle).
The series also stars Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), Crispin Glover (Mr. World), Jonathan Tucker (Low Key Lyesmith), Gillian Anderson (Media), Peter Stormare (Czernobog), Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy) and Cloris Leachman (Zorya Vechernyaya).
“American Gods,” based on the Neil Gaiman novel, 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 (Ricky Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to »
- Debra Birnbaum
Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of Starz’s “American Gods,” it was announced at the San Diego Comic-Con Friday. Chenworth will play the character of the goddess Easter opposite Ricky Whittle‘s Shadow moon. The announcement was made as the actress was introduced onstage during the show’s first Comic-Con panel. The adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel portrays a war between the old gods of biblical and mythological roots and a new group of gods “reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.” Also Read: 'American Gods,' 'Ash vs Evil Dead »
- Linda Ge
Hold onto yer eggs.
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Chenoweth took the stage to big cheers from fans in the audience; she noted that she hadn’t even met some of the cast yet.
Later, after declaring herself a proud Christian, the actress joked that “Easter is very pissed that Jesus took her holiday.”
The casting is a reunion of sorts: Chenoweth starred in Fuller’s Pushing Daisies. In the novel »
[3:09Pm Pdt] - I am live at San Diego Comic-Con, and the Wifi is Working! I'm in Ballroom 6Bcf for the Amerian Gods panel. It allegedly begins at 3:15Pm but these things usually begin late. Hang tight! [3:19Pm Pdt] - A little late but with Footage! We open with Shadow in prison and then being released because she died. So far, so good as being true to the book The gold coin is thrown on her grave and sinks in. We meet Mr. Wednesday on the plane. So far this looking amazing. Huge vistas, the reborn wife, Mads Mikkelsen, the white trees, the gods, the tree! [3:20Pm Pdt] - Yvette Nicole Brown is our moderator! She introduces the crew, cast, and author(!) of American Gods. We've got Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, David, Slade on the production side. For the talent there is Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, And Neil Gaiman! »
- Donna Dickens
The story centers on a war brewing between the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots who are losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society's modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
It has also been announced that Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of the series as one of the old Gods named Ostara, the goddess of Spring. She's now renamed herself Easter and embraces the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies associated with the holiday in an effort to stay relevant.
The new trailer puts the focus on ex-con Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who becomes the bodyguard of Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a con man who is actually one of the old Gods who is gathering his troops »
- Garth Franklin
With Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker awards plus his iconic Sandman series, Neil Gaiman is Comic- Con royalty. He’s one-upped himself again this year in San Diego though with Starz’s series adaptation of his American Gods novel, which is being unveiled today in Room 6Bcf with Gaiman himself in attendance along with executive producers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and castmembers Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley. That’s in addition to a tribute… »
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