Starz announced today the premiere date for American Gods, their new original series based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman.
The cable network will premiere the series on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT.
The network also released new posters for the 8-episode series, which you can see here below.
The posters show Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon with Ian McShane‘s Mr. Wednesday. The neon sign reading “American Gods” has a few letters out, so the lit ones spell out “AM I A GOD.”
The news comes just ahead of scheduled World Premiere of the series this March at SXSW. The festival will show the first episode on March 11 at 11 AM CT at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center, which will be followed by an extended Q&A moderated by KCRWâ€™s Elvis Mitchell. Showrunners and cast in attendance will include Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Orlando Jones, Jonathan Tucker, and Betty Gilpin.
â€œAmerican Godsâ€ posits a different kind of war brewingâ€”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.
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