After production on the series began several weeks ago, two new images from Starz and FreemantleMedia North America’s new American Gods series, based on the beloved novel by Neil Gaiman, have been revealed giving fans their first real look at the show, as well as some of its main characters including Ian McShane’s Mr. Wednesday, Ricky Whittle’s Shadow Moon, and Pablo Schreiber’s Mad Sweeney.
Set at Jack’s Crocodile Bar, the new images provide a fairly clear taste of what we can expect aesthetically from the series, and in case the cast and creative team involved weren’t enough to convince of the show’s promise, then these images sure as hell should.
Check them out below (via Entertainment Weekly):
Executive producer and showrunner, Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies), commented on the images and the set for Jack’s Crocodile Bar with the following as well:
“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.”
With commentaries on fame, technology, sex, celebrity, and more, American Gods follows ex-con Shadow Moon, who becomes a personal bodyguard to Mr. Wednesday, a con man who in all actuality, is one of the old gods. Traveling across country, the story follows Shadow and Wednesday as he gathers the rest of the old gods to prepare for a battle against the new deities. It’s a somewhat perfect encapsulation of Gaiman as a writer and storyteller, and it seems like (from these two images alone) American Gods is going to be one of the most promising adaptations of Gaiman’s work that we’ve ever seen.
American Gods will premiere on Starz in 2017.
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