Meet Ian McShane’s Mr. Wednesday in a new American Gods clip
Starz has just brought online a new American Gods clip, and it offers a look at the upcoming series based on the bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman. In this one — which you can watch in the player below — we’re introduced to to Ian McShane’s enigmatic Mr. Wednesday!
While many are likely to know some of Mr. Wednesday’s secrets from reading the novel, here’s how the character is being teased by Starz:
Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane, is a crafty and endlessly charismatic con man, full of perverse wisdom, curious magic, and grand plans to unite the Old Gods in a battle for power against the New Gods. In this clip from the pilot episode, he meets Ricky Whittle’s Shadow Moon as Shadow returns home from prison to attend his wife’s funeral.
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 on American Gods 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.
What do you think of this latest American Gods clip? Will you be tuning in when the series premieres April 30? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!