The cast for the upcoming American Gods adaptation on Starz has increased by two today, with news coming in that Crispin Glover and Jonathan Tucker are both joining the fantasy drama based on Neil Gaiman’s trippy book.
Tucker will be Low-Key Lyesmith, described as “wiry and fast-talking, with an offbeat sense of humor” and follows protagonist Shadow around to dole out his own form of advice. On the other hand, Glover is set to portray the seemingly omniscient Mr. World, who is “sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies.”
In the series, Shadow (Ricky Whittle) is a recently released convict who joins the ranks of a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). Soon, Shadow discovers that Mr. Wednesday is an incarnation of Odin, and he’s on a quest across the United States to recruit his fellow old gods and wage war against the new deities, represented by “modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.”
Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are steering the ship as the showrunners of the series, and David Slade is on board to direct the pilot and a few episodes after. Casting has put some momentum into the project early this year, but there’s still no word on when American Gods will debut on Starz. We’ll be sure to keep you posted when the announcement happens, though.