Another day, another character reveal from American Gods, the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel. This time we get a look at Bilquis, the ancient goddess of love played by Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex). An ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, Bilquis is eager to find that same relevance in today’s world. We’re not entirely sure what she’s up to behind those sheets. Needlepoint, maybe?
American Gods is kind of supernatural road movie across America where the old traditional gods imported by a melting pop of immigrants are being replaced by new gods reflecting the modern world: money, technology, media, celebrity, drugs. Protagonist Shadow Moon is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr Wednesday, a conman who’s also one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
The cast also includes Gillian Anderson as Media, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back To The Future) as Mr World and Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) as Low Key Lyesmith. Also appearing are Cloris Leachman (Malcolm In The Middle, Raising Hope), Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break), Chris Obi (Snow White And The Huntsman), Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Fast & Furious).