The age of American Gods is nigh.
Production is currently underway on the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 fantasy novel, and the author posted a behind-the-scenes photo from the set Wednesday, adding the caption, “Oh yes. It’s happening. It’s really happening.”
Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are serving as showrunners on the series, which centers on a battle between the old biblical and mythological gods and a new generation of deities representing modern America’s obsession with technology, media, and wealth. David Slade is directing the pilot and additional episodes.
The cast includes Ricky Whittle (The 100) as protagonist Shadow Moon; Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, the mysterious man who hires Shadow as a bodyguard; Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Shadow’s wife, Laura Moon; Crispin Glover as series antagonist Mr. World; and Sean Harris, Yetide Badaki, and Bruce Langley as three mystical characters.
A premiere date for American Gods has yet to be announced, though Fuller has said the show will likely debut in 2017.