‘American Gods’ Picks a Fight With a Leprechaun in First Starz Photos
For all the amazing cast announcements descending from Starz’s American Gods, the Bryan Fuller series has lacked in one major front: photos! Now, feast your eyes on first looks at Shadow Moon, Mr. Wednesday and even Mad Sweeney in godly official photos from the 2017 premiere.
Entertainment Weekly scored the first official photos from the new series, which feature Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) taking on the down-and-out leprechaun (Pablo Schreiber), all while Wednesday (Ian McShane) blithely looks on. The shots even recreate the famous Jack’s Crocodile Bar, of which Bryan Fuller says:
It was one of the sets that we were the most excited about and an opportunity to do a tonal landgrab for what we are and what the style of the show will be. [Jack’s] is a kind of hillbilly chic aesthetic for Shadow’s entrée into the world of the gods.
In addition to Pablo Schreiber stepping in for Sean Harris, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Jonathan Tucker as Low-Key Lyesmith, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis and Bruce Langley as “Technical Boy,” Gods features The 100 star Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednedsay and Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife Laura Moon.
For those unfamiliar with Sandman creator Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods follows ex-convict Shadow Moon, who partners up with mysterious con-man Mr. Wednesday (secretly a god himself), becoming embroiled in a battle between classic mythological gods who have fallen out of style, and the “new” American gods based on greed, technology and celebrity.
Hannibal creator Fuller and Heroes alum Michael Green will write and and showrun the series, with Gaiman acting as EP (and writing a few episodes), produced by FremantleMedia North America. As with Hannibal, David Slade will also direct episodes (including the pilot), as well as produce.
We’ll hear plenty more in the coming months, but what else might we expect from Starz and Fuller’s adaptation of American Gods? How do the first photos look?