American Gods: Watch First Trailer for Starz's Neil Gaiman Adaptation

American Gods Trailer Video Starz

Thank whatever deity you believe in, because at long last Starz has released the first footage from its upcoming American Gods.

Shadow Moon (played by The 100‘s Ricky Whittle) is front-and-center in the trailer, which was shown at the fantasy drama’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Who else pops up in the clip? The mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Deadwood‘s Ian McShane), the mysterious Laura (Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning) and many other heavenly bodies.

Also: coin tricks! “Puppy!” The gold on the grave! Mr. Wednesday on an airplane! Shadow snow! The tree!

Based on the 2001 Neil Gaiman novel, the series is about 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.

Press PLAY on the video below to get your first taste of the Bryan Fuller-Michael Green adaptation, then hit the comments with your thoughts!