Thursday, February 23, 2017

Starz Sets Premiere Date for New Drama 'American Gods'

Starz has set the premiere date for its new original drama series American Gods based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, it was announced today.

The first season of American Gods will premiere on Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c.

The drama pits Old Gods against New Gods, with the ancient mythological ones fearing irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the younger deities. Shadow Moon (The 100's 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 (Deadwood's 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.

In addition to Whittle and McShane, the drama also stars Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover and Orlando Jones.

The first season will also feature appearances by Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Tucker, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Demore Barnes, Corbin Bernsen and Mousa Kraish.

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green developed the series and serve as showrunners for the first season. They executive produce with Neil Gaiman, David Slade, Adam Kane, Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk. FremantleMedia North America produces.