Starz’ adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s fascinating road-trip novel is slowly putting its final key pieces together as shooting is about to commence. Its cast, led by Ricky Whittle, fresh off The 100 duties, also boasts the likes of Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Sean Harris. Now, it has also added Hannibal alum Jonathan Tucker and the ever memorable Crispin Glover to the mix.
American Gods chronicles the journey of Shadow (Whittle) who is released from prison only to find that his old life has fallen apart as his wife (Browning) has died in a car accident. As he agrees to follow the mysterious Mr. Wednesday (McShane) on a road trip, where he soon finds himself in the middle of a waging war between the Old Gods and the New Gods. Little does he know that he may actually hold the key in the battle for the soul of America.
The series, helmed by Bryan Fuller, will see Sean Harris fill in the role of Mad Sweeney, Jonathan Tucker, meanwhile, is set to be Low Key Lyesmith, while Crispin Glover will play the leader of the New Gods, Mr. World. The production, which will take place in Toronto, is expected to wrap in September and the series will air next year.