At long last, Starz and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods adaptation finally pulled back the curtain on Shadow Moon last week, ahead of much more casting to come. Adapting Neil Gaiman’s work can be tricky, but now Fuller reveals at least one novel character to play a huge role in Starz’s coming series.

Speaking to HitFix, Fuller revealed that one of the newer American Gods figures “Technical Boy” would have a significant role in the first run, saying “Technical Boy is a big part of the show. He has a huge arc in the first season.” The discussion was prompted by author Gaiman’s comments that the internet wasn’t nearly so developed as today when the character was conceived in 2002.

In his original inception, “The Technical Boy” was a god of computers and the internet, resembling your stereotypical internet nerd with ill-fitting Matrix clothes to boot. However young, the character is still seen as one of the more powerful “new” gods.

For those unfamiliar with Sandman creator 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, and shooting set to begin in Toronto in April. As with Hannibal, David Slade will also direct episodes (including the pilot), as well as produce.

We’ll hear plenty more casting in the coming months, but what else might we expect from Starz and Fuller’s adaptation of American Gods?

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