American Gods is an upcoming television series created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz, based on the novel of the same name by author Neil Gaiman.
The series posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. The plot centers around Shadow Moon, an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
David Slade is directing the pilot and additional episodes.
- Release date: 2017
- Studio: FremantleMedia
- Director: David Slade
- Gillian Anderson as Media
- Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday
- Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon