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First Look Pics from ‘American Gods’ Adaptation Features Ricky Whittle in Action as Shadow Moon

24 June 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) have released a couple of official first-look images from the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, “American Gods.” The images feature star Ricky Whittle (who plays Shadow Moon), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney),… Continue Reading → »

- Tambay Obenson

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‘American Gods’: Shadow Moon & Mad Sweeney Brawl In First-Look Photo

24 June 2016 6:46 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Starz has dropped a first-look image from the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods, set for premiere in 2017. It looks like Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is about to land a punch at Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in the book’s iconic Crocodile Bar (see above). As previously reported, Schreiber took on the role in a recasting after Sean Harris had to exit for personal reasons. Along with Whittle and Schreiber, the series… »

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First look images from American Gods featuring Shadow Moon, Mad Sweeney and Mr. Wednesday

18 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got some first look images from American Gods, Starz’s upcoming TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed 2001 fantasy novel, which feature Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) and Mr. Wedensday (Ian McShane) in Jack’s Crocodile Bar; check them out here…

“It was one of the sets that we were the most excited about and an opportunity to do a tonal landgrab for what we are and what the style of the show will be,” states executive producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies). “[Jack’s] is a kind of hillbilly chic aesthetic for Shadow’s entrée into the world of the gods.”

“Neil created this wonderfully stuffed toy box filled with all sorts of cultural points of view on how American operates as a system, and that was so fascinating and mythological in and of itself,” Fuller continues. “It’s really much more »

- Gary Collinson

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"American Gods" - Set Images

17 June 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From TorontoFilm.Net, Sneak Peek newly released set images from the currently shooting Starz mini-series "American Gods", featuring the characters 'Shadow Moon' (Ricky Whittle), 'Mr. Wednesday' (Ian McShane), and 'Mad Sweeney' (Pablo Schreiber), in an adaptation of author Neil Gaiman's 2011 supernatural fantasy novel, "American Gods":

"It was one of the sets that we were the most excited about," said executive producer Bryan Fuller. "An opportunity to do a tonal landgrab for what we are and what the style of the show will be..."

"I think the comedy and charm and ease of Wednesday’s appeal is very well-suited for Ian McShane.

"He has a vibrancy as 'Wednesday' that could have gone so many different ways in other actors’ hands, but has such a specificity and reality, despite the situation at hand."

"...in 'American Gods', a war is brewing between old and new gods: the »

- Michael Stevens

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First American Gods Images Feature Shadow, Mr. Wednesday And Mad Sweeney

16 June 2016 8:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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The first couple of official images from Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s mega-popular fantasy novel, American Gods, have been released by EW. They provide glimpses of the three of the story’s weird and wonderful characters in action while enjoying an evening at Jack’s Crocodile Bar: Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber).

McShane’s Wednesday will become a mentor of sorts to Shadow (we won’t reveal their real identities/relationship just in case you haven’t read the book and would rather be surprised), and in these photos he seems impressed that the youngster is able to hold his own against Mad Sweeney, who is actually a rowdy, drunken leprechaun.

Yeah… things get even weirder, trust me.

In a recent interview, co-showrunner Michael Green provided an idea of what to expect from the story, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Get your first look at Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday in American Gods

16 June 2016 6:23 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Production on Starz's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" is still ongoing in Toronto, but thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Ricky Whittle as Shadow, and Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, all occupying Jack’s Crocodile Bar. Bryan Fuller, co-creator of the upcoming series, said that the bar "was... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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‘American Gods’ First Look: Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber Come Out Swinging (Photos)

16 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Starz has released the first look photos from its highly-anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s “American Gods,” and it shows a brawl about to go down between Ricky Whittle and Pablo Schreiber. EW has the first photos, which show Whittle’s Shadow and Schreiber’s Mad Sweeney coming to blows over a bet, as Ian McShane, as Shadow’s mysterious employer Mr. Wednesday, looks on. “It was one of the sets that we were the most excited about and an opportunity to do a tonal landgrab for what we are and what the style of the show will be,” executive producer Bryan Fuller told the. »

- Linda Ge

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First Photos: Gaiman's "American Gods" Series

16 June 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The currently in production TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel "American Gods" has been gtting everything right so far. The casting has been excellent, the producers and writers involved like Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal") and Michael Green ("Kings").

Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Gillian Anderson, Emily Browning, Peter Stormare, Jonathan Tucker, Orlando Jones, Cloris Leachman, Crispin Glover, Pablo Schreiber, Bruce Langley and Yetide Badaki amongst others star in the series which aims to premiere next year.

Now the first photos from the series have been released by EW, offering a first look at Mr. Wednesday (McShane), Shadow Moon (Whittle), Mad Sweeney (Schreiber) and a memorable location from the book - Jack's Crocodile Bar.

Talking about the set, Fuller says: "It was one of the sets that we were the most excited about and an opportunity to do a tonal landgrab for what we are and what the style of the show will be. [Jack's] is a kind of hillbilly chic aesthetic for Shadow's entree into the world of the gods."

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- Garth Franklin

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‘American Gods’ Casts Orlando Jones In Key Role

16 June 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s highly acclaimed fantasy novel “American Gods” has just added Orlando Jones to its already star-studded ensemble.

Jones will play the role of Mr. Nancy, the old African trickster god more commonly known as Anansi. He is also one of Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) oldest confidant and is ready to bring America to its knees.

Read More: Gillian Anderson Joins Cast of Starz’s ‘American Gods

Demore Barnes is also joining the cast as Mr. Ibis, “the keeper of stores, past and present and he recounts them with great relish.” He runs a funeral parlor and is fascinated with death.

American Gods” follows ex-con Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who gets released from prison with the help of Mr. Wednesday and becomes his bodyguard and traveling partner. They embark on a mission to gather his forces in preparation to fight new enemies. The story also centers around the war that is brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythology and the new deities of technology and consumerism.

Read More: Yetide Badaki Cast as “Old God” Bilquis in Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods

The series was adapted by Bryan Fuller and MichaelGreen, who also serve as showrunners. David Slade is directing the pilot. Shooting is currently underway in Toronto.

Additional cast members include: Gillian Anderson as Media, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Bruce Langley and Crispin Glover as the Technical Boy and Mr. World, respectively, Mousa Kraish as the Jinn, Chris Obi as Mr. Jacquel, and Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith.

The series has been gaining fans and critics attention, and how could it not with a cast like this!

“American Godz” will premiere on Starz in 2017.

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Related storiesAnthony Hopkins Teaches You How To Act, From Stage to Screen, via 'The Dresser'Gillian Anderson Joins Cast of Starz's 'American Gods'Review: 'The Dresser' Pays Loving Homage to the Theatre Without Forgetting It's a Film »

- Liz Calvario

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‘American Gods’ Casts Orlando Jones In Key Role

16 June 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s highly acclaimed fantasy novel “American Gods” has just added Orlando Jones to its already star-studded ensemble.

Jones will play the role of Mr. Nancy, the old African trickster god more commonly known as Anansi. He is also one of Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) oldest confidant and is ready to bring America to its knees.

Read More: Gillian Anderson Joins Cast of Starz’s ‘American Gods

Demore Barnes is also joining the cast as Mr. Ibis, “the keeper of stores, past and present and he recounts them with great relish.” He runs a funeral parlor and is fascinated with death.

American Gods” follows ex-con Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who gets released from prison with the help of Mr. Wednesday and becomes his bodyguard and traveling partner. They embark on a mission to gather his forces in preparation to fight new enemies. The story also centers around the war that is brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythology and the new deities of technology and consumerism.

Read More: Yetide Badaki Cast as “Old God” Bilquis in Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods

The series was adapted by Bryan Fuller and MichaelGreen, who also serve as showrunners. David Slade is directing the pilot. Shooting is currently underway in Toronto.

Additional cast members include: Gillian Anderson as Media, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Bruce Langley and Crispin Glover as the Technical Boy and Mr. World, respectively, Mousa Kraish as the Jinn, Chris Obi as Mr. Jacquel, and Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith.

The series has been gaining fans and critics attention, and how could it not with a cast like this!

“American Godz” will premiere on Starz in 2017.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Related storiesAnthony Hopkins Teaches You How To Act, From Stage to Screen, via 'The Dresser'Gillian Anderson Joins Cast of Starz's 'American Gods'Review: 'The Dresser' Pays Loving Homage to the Theatre Without Forgetting It's a Film »

- Liz Calvario

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Orlando Jones & Demore Barnes join Starz's American Gods series

16 June 2016 6:12 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Starz has announced that Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, Evolution) and Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys, The Unit) have been added to the cast of its American Gods series, joining Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker, Gillian Anderson, Peter Stormare, and Cloris Leachman. Jones will play Mr. Nancy, "the old African trickster god more commonly known as Anansi,... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Bryan Fuller's 'American Gods' Picks Up Sleepy Hollow, 12 Monkeys Actors

15 June 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

American Gods author Neil Gaiman has spoken before about protecting the diversity of his characters when adapting them to screen and the latest casting reports reflect that. Entertainment Weekly reported Sleepy Hollow star Orlando Jones and 12 Monkeys' Demore Barnes have joined Bryan Fuller's Starz series starring Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon. "Jones will play Mr. Nancy on the show, one of the gods Shadow meets – and, arguably, befriends – during his visit to the House on the Rock, a.k.a. the American landmark where the gods assemble," they write. "Nancy is the human form of the West African trickster god Anansi, who is classically depicted as a spider and has a penchant for telling stories." Gaiman fans also know Mr. Nancy is also the lead of his other novel, Anansi Boys. We cannot wait to see what tricks @TheOrlandoJones has up his sleeve as the mythical Mr. Nancy. #AmericanGods pic.twitter.com/doU3uesX1W — American Gods (@AmericanGodsSTZ) June 15, 2016 If you fancy Anansi, join us in welcoming @TheOrlandoJones to #AmericanGods as Mr. Nancy! pic.twitter.com/h44Kmp57yD — American Gods (@AmericanGodsSTZ) June 15, 2016 The social media-savvy Jones took to Twitter to celebrate. Damn, I was low key hoping it was gonna be #MorganFreeman or #GarrettMorris. #TrollandoIsInTheBuilding — Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 15, 2016 “I can dance like an angel, fight like a cornered bear, plan better than a fox, sing like a nightingale…” #MrNancy pic.twitter.com/F8ezU19ojr — Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 15, 2016 EW notes Barnes is "set to play Mr. Ibis, 'the keeper of stories, past and present, and he recounts them with great relish.' Mr. Ibis runs a funeral parlor, is fascinated with death, and briefly takes Shadow under his wing." Have you been *craning* to see who'll play Mr. Ibis? Look no further, it’s @DemoreBarnes! Welcome to #AmericanGods. pic.twitter.com/bV32P7Icix — American Gods (@AmericanGodsSTZ) June 15, 2016 We recently reported on The X-Files and Hannibal star Gillian Anderson being cast as Media in the series and Omid Abtahi (Argo) was also just cast as Salim. Chris Obi is playing Ibis' partner Mr. Jacquel. Other casting so far includes: Ian McShane - Mr. Wednesday Emily Browning - Laura Moon Pablo Schreiber - Mad Sweeney Yetide Badaki - Bilquis Bruce Langley - Technical Boy Crispin Glover - Mr. World Jonathan Tucker - Low Key Lyesmith Peter Stormare - Czernobog Cloris Leachman - Zorya Vechernyaya American Gods is currently in production. »

- Jill Pantozzi

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American Gods Has Found Its Salim In Argo Star Omid Abtahi

15 June 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In its plans to stage a war between the old gods and the new – one unrelated to the population of Westeros, mind you – Starz has rounded up a truly star-studded lineup of talent in bringing American Gods to the small-screen.

That’s hardly surprising, really, considering that Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name is brimming with complex deities that in turn offer up meaty roles for those actors on board. In recent weeks, we’ve caught wind of Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare  and Orange is the New Black star Pablo Schreiber closing deals to star, and now, Deadline is reporting that Argo‘s Omid Abtahi is the latest to join the straight-to-series adaptation.

Abtahi will play Salim, a “sweet, sad, and put-upon foreigner who is one half of a pair of star-crossed lovers.” Behind the cameraBryan Fuller and Michael Green are the creative pair offering a seralized spin on American Gods, flanked by a team of producers that includes Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk and Thom Beers.

For those unfamiliar with Gaiman’s source material, American Gods is, at its mythic core, a sprawling ensemble piece “reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.” David Slade, meanwhile, will helm the pilot of the adaptation, overseeing an ensemble that also features Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World and Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith.

No word of a premiere date for American Gods at the time of writing, but given that production has been underway since March of this year, expect more news to emerge sooner rather than later. »

- Michael Briers

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Outlander Recap: The Jacobite Uprising Claims Its First Casualty

11 June 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Outlander recap here.

War wouldn’t be war if it didn’t snatch away someone we love hold in high esteem enjoy having around for comedic effect, and therefore this week we must say goodbye to Outlander‘s own goodhearted jackass, Angus.

Rupert’s platonic life partner meets his sad end in an episode named after the Battle of Prestonpans, in which the Jacobite Army routs the Redcoats. This victory feeds Prince Charles’ delusions of grandeur at the same time it cements Claire’s sickening suspicion about what’s to come: »

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Outlander Star Talks [Spoiler]'s Bloody Death: 'I Was Comforting Cait!'

11 June 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Saturday’s Outlander. Proceed with caution.

Outlander‘s Stephen Walters might’ve thought he was safe. After all, in the Diana Gabaldon novel on which Season 2 of the Starz series is based, Rupert — not Angus — is the recipient of a fatal, wartime wound..

But as viewers saw in Saturday’s episode, Walters wound up pleating his plaid one last time when Angus died of undiagnosed internal bleeding at Claire’s field hospital after helping a wounded Rupert back to safety.

“To be honest with you, because they’ve taken such a divergence in »

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The appeal of a guest role is obvious as an actor can often make the maximum impact in minimum screen time. That’s why previous winners love to drop in on other shows, such as Hank Azaria showing up on “Ray Donovan,” Michael J. Fox popping over to “The Good Wife” and Brad Garrett showing his dramatic range on “Law & Order: Svu.”

Last year, Reg E. Cathey took home the prize for his work on “House of Cards” after two nominations. He’s likely to receive another nomination for the role of Freddy, though his co-star Colm Feore could also figure into the mix.

There are certain shows that tend to do well time and again in the guest category. One is “The Good Wife,” which has a plethora of potential nominees, from the aforementioned Fox to Denis O’Hare and Blair Underwood, both involved in a powerful gun control episode. »

- Jenelle Riley

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On Demand DVD New Releases June 6-12

6 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On Demand DVD New Releases June 6-12 13 Hours Based on the 2014 book by Mitchell Zuckoff, this action-thriller follows the true story of the six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, after a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012. John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens (R, 2:24) 6/7 The Automatic Hate Davis and his newly discovered cousin Alexis try to uncover the source of the grudge that tore their family apart while wrestling with a taboo attraction to each other. Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens (Nr, 1:37) 6/7 Careful What … Continue reading →

The post On Demand DVD New Releases June 6-12 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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Best Military Movies To Watch on June 6, D-Day

6 June 2016 3:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.

On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.

Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with »

- Movie Geeks

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Gillian Anderson joins Starz’s American Gods

5 June 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production on Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods now well underway, Deadline is reporting that The X-Files veteran Gillian Anderson has signed on to play Media, the mouthpiece of the New Gods.

Media is described as “the New Gods’ public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities. She lives off the attention and worship that people give to screens – to their laptops, their TVs, to their iPhones in their hands while they watch their TVs. Ever the perky spokesperson, and always in control, she spins stories in whatever direction best suits her.”

American Gods sees the old, mythological gods coming into conflict with the more modern gods of today: gods of technology, science, money and media. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con who was just released from jail, comes into the service of Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), secretly the old god Odin, »

- Gary Collinson

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Gillian Anderson Boards American Gods Series As Media

3 June 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Starz’s ensemble cast for American Gods only continues to impress – and that’s before the star-studded line-up come together on the small-screen.

Having already recruited the likes of Ian McShaneRicky Whittle and Orange is the New Black star Pablo Schreiber – in place of Sean Harris, who bowed out due to a scheduling conflict – it’s been revealed today that the series has now tapped The X-Files star Gillian Anderson for the role of Media, mouthpiece of the New Gods that suckles on humanity’s love of technology like a twisted food supply.

Boasting the ability to transform into various celebrity personas at a moment’s notice, Media opens up a multi-faceted role for Anderson, who made a triumphant return to the small-screen earlier in the year via The X-Files revival. Indeed, the actress’ addition to American Gods tees up a reunion with executive producer Bryan Fuller, following the pair’s work on Hannibal. »

- Michael Briers

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