Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's award winning fantasy novel American Gods, a drama centering on a war between old and new gods, has landed Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) and Jonathan Tucker (Parenthood) as two of the shows leads.
They join The 100's Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Snow White and the Huntsman, Deadwood) as Mr Wednesday. The synopsis is as follows:
The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
Glover stars as Mr World, the mysterious and omniscient leader of the New Gods coalition, while Tucker plays Low Key Lyesmith a.k.a Loki, the Old Norse god of mischief and trickery.
The cast also includes Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Sean Harris as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis and Bruce Langley as Technical Boy.
Directed by David Slade and penned by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green - American Gods begins shooting next week.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter