American Gods Premiere Date Starz Series Season 1

American Gods: Starz Sets Premiere Date for Neil Gaiman Novel Adaptation

Prepare yourself, because Gods will be among us this spring.

Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods novel will premiere on Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c, the network announced on Thursday, while also releasing the key art poster below (click to zoom).


Based on the 2001 Neil Gaiman novel, American Gods follows a brewing war between the old and new gods; the old crew feels upstaged by the newbies, who reflect modern society’s obsession with money, drugs, celebrities, etc. The 100‘s Ricky Whittle stars as Shadow Moon, an ex-con who becomes the bodyguard of Mr. Wednesday (Deadwood‘s Ian McShane), an old god who seeks to build an army to take down the new regime.

The cast also includes Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), comedian Dane Cook, Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Jeremy Davies (Lost) and Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies).

Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Everwood) serve as executive producers on the series. Meanwhile, Gaiman recently adapted another of his novels, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, into a limited series for Amazon.

Are you planning to watch American Gods? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Haz says:

    Can’t wait…. but did Emily Browning get married or change her last name to Langley?

  2. Vandy says:

    I will definitely be watching!! Will subscribe to Starz for the sole purpose of watching.

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  4. AngelWasHere says:

    Hmm…I’ll give it a try.

  5. jeffkeyz says:

    Great casting for Robbie. I already hated him from the book.

  6. Brian says:

    With ‘Black Sails’ wrapping soon this is great news. Looks like another winner for the Starz network. Started strong with ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Party Down’ and I think with ‘Gods’ they are officially on the map. Pretty phenomenal casting for this one. Not an unknown in the entire list given. Can’t wait for this one. Bit by bit Starz is becoming a player. (A little quicker than Cinemax but slowly they are becoming a player as well – thanks to ‘Banshee’.) Looks like HBO and Showtime have some competition brewing from the young player.