“Either the world is crazy, or you are.” No doubt this trailer for Starz’s adaptation of American Gods will spark internet debates about how loyal or not it is to the original, and what the hell have they done to Technical Boy and why isn’t every line of Gaiman’s dialogue lovingly reproduced, etc, etc, etc. But let’s put all that aside and just agree… this looks pretty damned awesome and wonderfully weird. Looks like showrunner Bryan Singer (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) has done it again.
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).
Currently no UK broadcaster has been announced.