Though it was previously confirmed that Bryan Fuller’s highly anticipated small-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods would receive its world premiere at SXSW next month, we still hadn’t heard anything about when fans could expect to see it debut on Starz. However, good things come to those who wait, and the network has finally announced that the first episode of the fantasy series will be with us on Sunday, April 30 at 9:00 P.M.
In addition, they’ve also released some new key art, giving us fresh looks at the show’s main protagonists. The image features Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) getting an earful from Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) as the duo survey the desolate landscape, and a storm brews overhead. Yes, there’s also a buffalo there to the left – but this should make sense to anyone who’s read the book, as it has to do with Shadow’s mysterious vision guide.
Because there’s only one novel (not counting the Anansi Boys spinoff), fans have been curious about how many seasons of American Gods we’ll see. Right now, it’s difficult to say, but the show has added a few characters that didn’t appear in the source material (including Corbin Bernsen’s Vulcan), so there’s a decent chance they’re planning to expand the mythology beyond the book.
American Gods also stars the likes of Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Kristin Chenoweth as Easter, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Gillian Anderson as Media and many more. Check out the poster below, along with the trailer, and let us know if you’ll be tuning in for this one.