The object of the EP’s ire? The Kardashian family, though you won’t hear him speak the ubiquitous surname even once in this interview from TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by ZTE.
A tiny bit of backstory: Fuller’s upcoming series, produced with Michael Green (Heroes), follows Neil Gaiman’s novel about a recently released convict’s run-in with gods both ancient and modern. (There’s a lot more to it, but as you’ll see, Gaiman does an expert job of explaining at the beginning of the clip.)
One of the new gods, Media (played by The X-Files‘ Gillian Anderson), shows up in the guise of various icons through the decades — and part of the fun of writing the role was determining “who in pop culture deserves to be a god, and who doesn’t?” Fuller said, adding that he and Green chose people whose art — “and not just being a personality” — made them iconic.
Fuller, Green and Gaiman joined cast members Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane, Bruce Langley and Yetide Badaki for a rousing talk that also covered: coin tricks, a luckless leprechaun, Pokémon Go, Whittle’s risqué first words to Badaki and the experience that Gaiman and Fuller — and only “probably a handful of people on the face of the planet” — have had during the making of the series.
Hit PLAY on the video above, then hit the comments: Are you planning to watch American Gods on Starz?