‘American Gods’ Gets A May UK Premiere Date On Amazon Prime

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24 Feb 17
'American Gods' Gets A May UK Premiere Date On Amazon Prime

‘American Gods’ Gets A May UK Premiere Date On Amazon Prime

The long awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods will arrive on Amazon Prime UK the day after it’s US airing the streaming service have announced.

The show, which will begin streaming from Monday 1st May 2017, tells the story of a power struggle between the traditional gods of mythological roots, and an upstart pantheon of gods whose behaviour reflects modern society’s love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.

The series stars Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow, a convict who, on a flight back home after his released from prison, finds himself sat next to a ‘Mr. Wednesday’ (Ian McShane – Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean). This mysterious man seems to know a lot more about Shadow than a stranger should, and the conversation leads to him convincing Shadow to becoming his bodyguard. As the duo travel the country meeting up with an unusual group of Wednesday’s friends, it becomes apparent he is not a man at all, but a god… Actually the norse god Odin to be more precise, and these meetings are to try and rally support with other old gods for an upcoming battle with the new, young upstarts…

Additional cast for the show includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall) as Media, Crispin Glover (Back To The Future) as Mr. World, Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law) as Vulcan, and Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.

American Gods has been adapted by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz in the US, and is partly responsible for Fuller having to drop out of helming the new Star Trek: Discovery series.

American Gods will air on Amazon Prime UK from Monday 1st May 2017.