Fans of Neil Gaiman‘s 2001 novel American Gods have been waiting a long time for the book to come to life on the small screen, and this weekend it finally becomes a reality. The series will premiere on STARZ on Sunday night at 9PM EST with the debut episode, titled “The Bone Orchard.”
While you wait out these last two days there are, thankfully, plenty of things to help pass the time. STARZ has released lots of promo videos, including a featurette called “A Storm is Brewing” with cast and crew discussing the show, and a clip in which Shadow Moon gets some advice from Low Key Lyesmith.
You can find these two videos below.
When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.
If interested, you can click right here for many more American Gods time passers including trailers, character videos, and some of our thoughts on the first episode.
Also, be sure to check out the first episode of The Dominant Paradigm, Geeks of Doom’s new weekly companion podcast.
The battle of old versus new begins April 30 on STARZ. Hear all about American Gods from the creators themselves.
Sometimes the simplest advice is also the wisest. Shadow avoids trouble at the airport with help from Low Key.