OMG! New American Gods character posters show us the deities in the upcoming Starz series
Today, Starz released a slew of American Gods character posters, giving us a look at the deities, as well as some not-so-god-like characters. The posters are all labeled with a giant, neon OMG and give us an idea about who each of the gods and god-adjacent characters are. The upcoming series is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and follows Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con as he tries to navigate a war between the Old Gods and the New Gods.
Adapted from the award-winning novel, American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) as Shadow Moon; Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday; Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Laura Moon and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World and Orlando Jones (Madiba, Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.
Additional cast include Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Media; Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies, Wicked) as Easter; Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) as Low Key Lyesmith; Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The Middle, Raising Hope) as Zorya Vechernyaya; Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break) as Czernobog; Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Counselor) as Anubis; Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys) as Mr. Ibis, Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law) as Vulcan and Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Fast & Furious) as The Jinn.
The American Gods character posters, which you can see in the gallery below, show characters like Mr. Wednesday, calling him a “Con Man.” Mr. Wednesday is Odin, the Norse God of knowledge and wisdom. “Wednesday” means “Odin’s Day,” in case you were wondering about the name. All of the Old Gods are based on myths from around the world, including Easter (Ēostre, goddess of the dawn and spring), Mad Sweeney (Suibhne from Irish myth – the Irish Gaelic pronunciation is close to “Sweeney) and Bilquis (the Queen of Sheba from the Bible).
Are you guys excited about the upcoming series? What do you think of the American Gods character posters? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet. American Gods will premiere on Starz on April 30.