‘American Gods’ Casts Mad Sweeney and Two More Characters

By March 23, 2016

In case the key creative talent involved wasn’t enough to convince you, American Gods is starting to shape up to be one of the most well-cast TV series in development right now. The Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel, written by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, just recently not only made a pitch-perfect casting with Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, but also Emily Browning as Laura Moon.

Now, with the show nearing its production start next month, the series has added three new cast members to its already impressive lineup.

Starz and FreemantleMedia North America announced earlier today that Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation), Yetide Badaki (Masters of Sex), and Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) have officially joined the series’ cast. Harris will be playing Mad Sweeney, a down on his luck leprechaun trying to understand where his luck and charm went, but always ready for a good fight under the employment of McShane’s Mr. Wednesday.

Badaki will play Bilquis, the ancient goddess of Love, yearning for the worship she once received, and desperately trying to find it again in the modern world, while Langley will be starring as Technical Boy, a new God that’s an expert in technology, eager to prove himself as worthy while also struggling to keep his impulsive nature in check.

I’m not familiar with Badaki and Langley’s work if I’m being honest, but Harris has steadily proven himself in my mind, as one of the most reliable character actors working in the industry today, and anytime Sean Harris is cast in something, I don’t consider it a bad thing. He sounds perfect for Sweeney, and considering how spectacular the cast for the series has become already, it’s just going to keep getting better from here on out.

The American Gods TV series is currently in development.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

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