Shadow Moon Meets Mr. Wednesday in New ‘American Gods’ Clip
It’s Wednesday, and there is no more appropriate day to meet the deity that doesn’t count Himself among American Gods. Get a shadowy glimpse of Ian McShane’s Mr. Wednesday in another new clip from Bryan Fuller’s Starz drama, depicting a very fateful meeting.
That lovable scamp Ian McShane extends a hand to Shadow Moon in a new clip from the April 30 premiere, as the mysterious Mr. Wednesday sizes up his new man (and his outstandingly improbable name) on an airplane. And lest we forget, certain other American Gods have some valuable tips for getting through airports in the first place:
For those unfamiliar with Sandman creator Neil Gaiman’s novel, so reads the Starz American Gods synopsis:
“American Gods” posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
In addition to Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan, Kristin Chenoweth as Easter, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Gillian Anderson as Media, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Dane Cook as Robbie, Jonathan Tucker as Low-Key Lyesmith, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis and Bruce Langley as “Technical Boy,” Gods features The 100 star Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednedsay and Emily Browning as Shadow’s wife Laura Moon.
We’ll likely see more clips soon, but watch the first American Gods trailers below, and stay tuned for the April 30 premiere.