Starz has released a bunch of character posters for its highly-anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s modern fantasy American Gods. They’re all emblazoned with “OMG!” in huge neon letters, but even after all these years, the first thing that brings to mind is Janice is Friends squealing “Oh MY god!” which probably ins’t the cultural touchstone Starz is trying to evoke. It’s more of a reference to the fact that the story’s about America’s classical, imported Gods being in a war with the country’s new Gods of things such as celebrity and technology. Hell, if Gaiman wrote the book today it would contain Gods of social networking and emojis.
American Gods debuts in the UK on Amazon Prime on 1 May.
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