Even though filming on the series is in full swing, we still have some casting news from Bryan Fuller’s upcoming American Gods TV series, based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel, to share.
Psych actor and TV veteran Corbin Bernsen has been cast in the "potentially recurring" role of Vulcan, the god of fire, volcanoes and metal work. He’s also one of Mr. Wednesday’s (Deadwood's Ian McShane) oldest allies who has made quite the comfortable life for himself in the modern world.
This, of course, makes him pretty resistant to getting on board the mysterious Al Swearengen Mr. Wednesday’s plans to overthrow the new gods. See, Mr. Wednesday happens to be the All-Father Odin, one of the old gods from Norse mythology, who plans on taking down the new, upstart gods. Here’s the gist of the story:
The plot of American Gods posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of 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 (Ricky Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday (McShane), a conman who in reality is one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
Along with Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane, American Gods also stars Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Dane Cook, Bruce Langley, Cloris Leachman, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Orlando Jones, Crispin Glover, Demore Barnes and Gillian Anderson.
American Gods will premiere sometime in 2017 on Starz. Do you think Corbin Bernsen makes for a perfect Vulcan?