Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel American Gods will launch exclusively for Amazon Prime members in Germany, Austria, the UK and Japan in 2017. Amazon picked up the series from FremantleMedia International, which is distributing the series worldwide American Gods is slated to premiere on Starz stateside in 2017 as well.
American Gods tells the story of a war brewing between old and new gods. Starring Ricky Whittle as protagonist ex-con Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday who enlists Shadow Moon as part of his cross-country mission and Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife, Laura Moon. American Gods also features Gillian Anderson as Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods. The drama uncovers a power struggle between the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world and an upstart pantheon of gods whose behavior reflects society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
Rounding out the cast are Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis and the recently announced Kristin Chenoweth as Easter.
American Gods is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are writers and showrunners. David Slade is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman.