Starz Adaptation Of American Gods Beefs Up Cast With Yetide Badaki, Sean Harris And Bruce Langley



Sean Harris, best known for Prometheus and last year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, has boarded Starz’s high-profile adaptation of American Gods as Mad Sweeney, whereas relative newcomers Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley have been recruited as Bilquis and Technical Boy, respectively.

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are the pair guiding Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy to the small screen, after it was given a straight to series order over at Starz mid-2015. Since that defining turning point, American Gods has only gained momentum, adding the likes of Ian McShane and Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning to a burgeoning ensemble of deities. They’ll play Mr. Wednesday and Laura Moon, while The 100‘s Ricky Whittle recently clinched the key role of Shadow.

Incase you’re not up to speed, Gaiman’s American Gods imagines a war brewing between the old and new gods. But Game of Thrones this is not, and the core premise imagines a scenario where “the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.”

Due to finally enter production at some point next month, American Gods will likely make its premiere via Starz towards the end of 2016.