With exactly one month to go before the imminent arrival of Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Starz's ambitious adaptation of Neil Gaiman's cult fantasy novel, American Gods, we want to help you get up to speed on who's who in this modern age of Old Gods and New Gods.
Check out this rainbow of 10 character posters featuring Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber), Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), Laura Moon (Emily Browning), Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones), Czernobog (Peter Stormare),Technical Boy (Bruce Langley), Easter (Kristin Chenoweth), and Mr. World (Crispin Glover).
Here's the official synopsis:
When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.
Descend into the pantheon of gods and goddesses for American Gods in the gallery below and pray that this show meets or exceeds expectations when it debuts via Starz on April 30 at 9 P.M. EST.