The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods is officially underway.
The author posted a photo from the set to his Twitter account to celebrate the first day of filming. “Oh yes. It’s happening. It’s really happening,” he wrote.
Also, today, Deadline reports that Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, and Mousa Kraish have joined the cast of the 10-episode series which already includes Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Sean Harris as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr World, and Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith.
American Gods will air on Starz and is set to debut later this year.
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.SuperFable