American Gods - You Are What You Worship
Neil Gaiman Novel Heads to TV
By Alex Burns
American Gods is comin to San Diego Comic-Con and we have the first poster for the series to share with you all. The new television series based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the ame name is highly anticipated and adds to the ever increasing list of awesome TV shows in the works alongside The Dark Tower and the the Fox X-Men project.
The series will focus on the mysterious Shadow (Ricky Whittle), a man who is released from prison a few days early after serving a three-year sentence for bank robbery when his beloved wife Laura is killed in a car accident. Flying home for the funeral, Shadow is seated next to a man who introduces himself only as Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), and this man knows more about Shadow's life, both past and present, than is possible. Shadow comes to learn that Wednesday is, in fact, the god of Norse mythology and that all of the gods that mankind has ever believed in are alive in human form and live among regular people. Shadow is soon thrust into a gathering conflict between the Old gods and the so-called "New gods," the gods of money and technology who believe there is no longer room on Earth for the old gods.
We can't wait for more updates on the show, let's hope for some footage over the weekend!