'American Gods' Releases a New Trailer with Ricky Whittle

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But aside from assuring fans that this will be a suitably gory war, the new trailer shows Fuller's trademark fusion of horror, comedy, and fantasy in all its glory.

The series - based on the Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name - focuses on Shadow Moon, who is played by another British actor - Ricky Whittle, 35.

The show, much like the novel, follows an ordinary man named Shadow Moon as he's recruited as a bodyguard by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and slowly drawn into a world where forgotten gods of myth and folklore prepare for war against a newer set of gods embodying modern obsessions, and the odd things they find along the way.

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The cast also includes Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Sequestered) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr.

You can check it out right here to get ready for the show's April 30th premiere! Later that same year it was announced that Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller and Logan co-writer Michael Green would develop the series for Starz. David Slade is directing the pilot and additional episodes. Meanwhile, FMNA's Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk will executively produce along with Fuller, Green, Slade, Adam Kane and Neil Gaiman. SVPs Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives in charge. This first trailer does a pretty admirable job representing the breadth of characters and settings and battles of the novel while plotting out the basic premise.

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