Fans who have been waiting for the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s masterpiece has now a certain date to look forward to. The American Gods premiere date happens on April 30.
TVLine reports that Starz made the announcement on Thursday. Along with the premiere date, the network also released a poster for the series. The website describes the premise of the upcoming series as follows:
“American Gods follows a brewing war between the old and new gods; the old crew feels upstaged by the newbies, who reflect modern society’s obsession with money, drugs, celebrities, etc.”
The Starz series takes inspiration from Neil Gaiman’s 2001 book of the same name. It features main character Shadow who recently comes out of prison. However, his wife Laura and best friend Robbie dies in a car accident, leaving him without anyone.
He eventually works for a man named Mr. Wednesday. Both Shadow and Mr. Wednesday embark on a journey across the country to meet with the latter’s acquaintances. Wednesday’s real identity is revealed as the story progresses.
Not only did the book gain a massive following, but it also earned critical acclaim. Among the recognition the book earned include the Nebula Award for Best Novel and Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel.
What Awaits the Audience for the American Gods Premiere Date
Taking on the role of Shadow Moon is actor Ricky Whittle. Meanwhile, Ian McShane plays the role of Mr. Wednesday. Other names attached to the series include Gillian Anderson, Emily Browning, Kristin Chenoweth, Dane Cook, Jeremy Davies, Orlando Jones, Cloris Leachman and Pablo Schreiber.
It remains to be seen what approach the series will employ. However, a recent interview by The Wall Street Journal‘s WSJ Cafe with Neil Gaiman revealed a major change on one of the characters.
It appears that Shadow Moon’s wife, Laura (Browning), will be more than just a background character on the show. The author revealed that episode 4 of the series will delve deeper on Laura. The episode will even show the character even before she met Shadow.
With the ability of the series to explore more of each character’s background, Gaiman revealed that the first season of American Gods does not even get “a third of the way through the book.” This just means that plans for future seasons become a strong possibility.
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