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"American Gods": Myths and Monsters

30 January 2016 11:53 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to TorontoFilm.Net, the new Freemantle/Starz TV series adaptation of writer Neil Gaiman's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel,"American Gods", "blending Americana, fantasy and strands of ancient mythology" will start shooting in Toronto March 14, 2016 to September 2016, executive produced by Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, for director David Slade:

Central premise of "American Gods" is that mythological creatures exist because people believe in them, with immigrants to the Us bringing with them 'dwarves', 'elves', 'leprechauns' and other spirits.

"...'Shadow' is an ex-con who leaves prison to find his wife and best friend died in a car accident, leaving him alone in the world. He takes a job as a bodyguard for a mysterious man called 'Mr. Wednesday', who seems to know more about Shadow's life than he lets on.

"Shadow and Wednesday travel across America visiting Wednesday's unusual colleagues and acquaintances until Shadow learns »

- Michael Stevens

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'American Gods' TV Show Lands '100' Star Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon

28 January 2016 10:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) announced today that Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April. Here's what author Neil Gaiman had to say about the casting in a statement.

"I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts."

A native of Oldham, Greater Manchester England, Whittle's credits include The 100, Austenland, Hollyoaks, Mistresses, NCIS and Holby City. Whittle is the son »

- MovieWeb

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Ricky Whittle cast as Shadow Moon in Neil Gaiman's American Gods TV Adaptation

28 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Starz and FremantleMedia North America announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April.

Neil Gaiman said:

“I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”

Commented Bryan Fuller and Michael Green:

“We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky.  Fans of the novel »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘American Gods’ Casts Its Shadow: ‘The 100’ Actor to Play Lead Role in Starz TV Adaptation

28 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

American Gods,” Starz’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved fantasy novel, has cast Ricky Whittle in the lead role of Shadow Moon, the premium cabler announced Thursday.

The series 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. The plot centers around Shadow Moon, 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.

Gaiman said in a statement, “I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. »

- Laura Prudom

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‘American Gods’ Casts ‘The 100’ Star as Lead Character Shadow Moon

28 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 100” star Ricky Whittle has been cast as lead character Shadow Moon on Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s “American Gods,” the premium cable network announced Thursday. Filming begins in April. “American Gods” 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' Enlists 'Hannibal's' David Slade as Director and Ep Shadow is described as “an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, »

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