More cast members have been announced for the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
Sean Harris, Yetide Badaki, and Bruce Langley have all been signed as series regulars for the adaptation of the fantasy novel according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series will focus on the mysterious Shadow, a man who is released from prison a few days early after serving a three year sentence for bank robbery when his beloved wife Laura is killed in a car accident. Flying home for the funeral, Shadow is seated next to a man who introduces himself only as Mr. Wednesday, and this man knows more about Shadow’s life, both past and present, than is possible. Shadow comes to learn that Wednesday is, in fact, the god Odin of Norse mythology and that all of the gods that mankind has ever believed in are alive in human form and live among regular people. Shadow is soon thrust into a gathering conflict between the Old gods and the so-called “New gods”, the gods of money and technology who believe there is no longer room on Earth for the old gods.
Sean Harris will play Mad Sweeney, a depressed leprechaun who is trying to figure out how he lost his enchanting ways.
Yetide Badaki will play Bilquis, an ancient goddess of love, who wishes to be worshiped today as she was worshiped ages ago.
Bruce Langley is set to play Technical Boy, one of the New Gods who deals in all manner of things related to technology.
Production on American Gods is set to begin next month. It will air on Starz.SuperFable