For years they called it the “unfilmable book.”
However, on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con, the first teaser trailer for the small screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
The series will premiere on Starz in 2017 and the rumor is that this first season will cover the first third of the novel.
The series is being produced by the amazing Bryan Fuller — the genius behind Hannibal, and the man who will be involved in the new Star Trek series for CBS and The Punisher series on Netflix.
According to Wikipedia the plot of the series is:
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.
American Gods also sports an amazing cast: Ricky Whittle (Mistresses, The 100), Ian McShane, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange Is the New Black), Cloris Leachman, Dane Cooke, Orlando Jones, Gillian Anderson, Peter Stormare (Fargo), Crispin Glover, and just added — Kristin Chenoweth.