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'American Gods' TV Series Release Date & News: What You Need to Know About the Neil Gaiman Novel-Based Show

First Posted: Mar 17, 2017 06:41 AM EDT
Writer Neil Gaiman attends the IMDb Yacht at San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Day Three at The IMDb Yacht on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California.

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The hype for the "American Gods" TV series is steadily growing with its impending release coming next month. A trailer for the show has been released as well and it follows Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (played by Ian McShane) in what looks like to be a fight against new "gods."

To give a little background, Neil Gaiman's novel is a fantasy genre that involves ancient deities and creatures who were transported in modern society. According to The Washington Post, the "American Gods" TV series will have the old gods fight the new gods who a personified in the form of the internet, technology and the media.

The "American Gods" TV series will center on Shadow Moon who is fresh out of the prison when he founds out that his wife, Laura (played by Emily Browning) was killed. He meets Mr. Wednesday whose real identity is the Norse god of thunder, Odin. They go on a journey to enlist the old gods from across the US in an inevitable fight with the new gods.

Joining the main cast of the "American Gods" TV series are Dane Cook who plays Shadow Moon's closest friend Robbie and Pablo Schreiber as the Irish leprechaun, Mad Sweeney.

Express reports that some of the old gods cast in the "American Gods" TV series include Kristin Chenoweth as the god of spring, Easter, Peter Stormare as the Slavic deity Czernobog and Chris Obi as the Egyptian god Anubis. The new gods for the show include Gillian Anderson as the Media and Bruce Langley as the Technical Boy

Author Neil Gaiman has also expressed his approval over on Twitter regarding the new trailer of the "American Gods" TV series which was just recently released. The series will air on Amazon Prime starting May 1 and episodes will come on a weekly basis.

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