So I’m going to admit to you all that I am not really on point about this one. I never read “American Gods” even though its by the great Neil Gaiman but I did know about the upcoming series thanks to the fine folks at Dark Horse who we see every year at Toy Fair. It seemed that not only would they be publishing a limited series comic book but also a line of products related to the upcoming live action drama which will air on the Starz network. Check out the first trailer, or what I believe to be the first trailer 😀
About The Series: American Gods is an American television series based on the novel of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman and originally published in 2001. The television series was developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for the premium cable network Starz. Fuller and Green are the showrunners for the series. Gaiman serves as an executive producer along with Fuller, Green, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk, David Slade, and Adam Kane. The series focuses on Shadow Moon, who meets a strange man named Mr. Wednesday after being released from prison, and soon becomes embroiled in a large-scale conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods, who grow stronger each day. The first season originally ran on the Starz network and streaming service from April to June 2017. (thanks Wiki).
Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning as Laura Moon
Crispin Glover as Mr. World
Bruce Langley as Technical Boy
Yetide Badaki as Bilquis
Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney
Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I will say that this does look interesting but I am not sure that I have Starz in order to give it a watch when it airs. I will very likely record all the episodes as they air on the DVR and then do a binge watching session. I’ve gotten pretty good at that sort of practice thanks to the Netflix Marvel shows. So what do you readers think about the trailer above? Does it awaken any interest in the series in your Gaiman fandom loving heart? Does it seem close to the source material? You have to help me since I am really new to this as I said. Should I read the original “American Gods” book? I mean I guess I can do that provided I get to finishing the “A Song Of Ice and Fire” books that “Game Of Thrones” comes from (which I haven’t started reading at all either). There is only so much time in the day. Okay, that’s all I have for now. Until next time and if I don’t end up having Starz who feels like recording this on VHS for me. I’m only kidding, you just record it and I’ll come over with a pizza and a case of beer.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gods_(TV_series)
Official Book Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Gods