American Gods TRailer

American Gods Trailer: Shadow Moon Gets Mixed Up in 'Some Really Weird $#*!' in First Look at Starz Drama

An incredible, eye-popping war is brewing between Old Gods and New in this first trailer for Starz’s American Gods series, which premieres Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c.

Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Kings), American Gods finds traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fearing irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology and celebrity offered by the New Gods. The 100‘s Ricky Whittle plays Shadow Moon, an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Deadwood‘s Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

The cast also includes Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Sequestered) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World and Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy. Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Gillian Anderson (Hannibal), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), Peter Stormare (Prison Break), Corbin Bernsen (Psych) and Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) also have roles.

Watch the trailer below, share your first impressions!

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13 Comments
  1. Tom says:

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! I so can’t wait for this.

  2. Allison says:

    I’m psyched for this show! I can’t wait!

  3. LAwoman says:

    An impressive cast! I am really looking forward to this one.

  4. Fido says:

    HAD ME AT IAN MCSHANE, THEN, AS EVER NEW ACTOR APPEARED ON SCREEN, I WAS LIKE… YUP, YUP…. YUP…. YUP…. YUP … ETC ETC ETC.

  5. Michael says:

    looks a lot bloodier than i was expecting…looks great though

  6. leejay29 says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa????????????????? Looks like I’m going to have to sign up for Starz come April.

  7. JK3 says:

    Wow. Wow. I’ll admit to being cold on this show until I saw the trailer. Now I wish it were airing now.

  8. Kerri says:

    Dammit I wish I had Starz!

  9. Cordell says:

    I read the book, it was glorious. I heard Ian McShane was going to be in this. He is glorious, is it April yet

  10. fatalsin says:

    Bryan Fuller and Kristin Chenoweth.. I’m in!

  11. Valerie Mendez says:

    Did anyone watch the show STAR SEASON 1 EPISODE 12: SHOWTIME . It was very good I didn’t care for the character Eva but a I’m sad that the writers killed of HUNTER MORGAN. STAR will be heart broken.I just can’t believe he’s gone.

  12. KCG says:

    This was one of the most boring books I’ve ever read. I have a feeling this will be one of the rare times a tv show is better than the book.