“American Gods” posits a different kind of war brewing — one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (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.
Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she’s been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same.
Audience Score 93%
98% want to see
Maybe they could have given it another name than American Gods, even if it is based on a book with the same name. If the story is somewhat similar to the book the show will take place all over the world.
After seeing the trailer I am intrigued by the story and it’s time for a new the Starz blood-spray series like they used to do in Spartacus and Ash vs Evil Dead.
April 30, 2017
In 2011, American Gods author Neil Gaiman stated at the Edinburgh International Book Festival that HBO had expressed an interest in adapting the novel into a television series.
In November 2013 Gaiman announced on Reddit that the TV series was still in the works but no longer at HBO.
In 2014, HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo revealed that the project had been abandoned because they could not get the script right: “We tried three different writers, we put a lot of effort into it. Some things just don’t happen”
The first season has 8 episodes of 60 minutes.