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Neil Gaiman's American Gods gets poster, premiere date

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Courtesy of Starz Entertainment, LLC

Starz’ intriguing fantasy drama American Gods now has a premiere date — and oh, hey, there’s now a poster, too.

The drama from writer-producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) adapting author Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy novel will debut Sunday, April 30.

For the uninitiated:  “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.”

Fans of Game of Thrones likely perked up their ears at that “Old Gods and New” description, but we expect this to be a rather different kind of premium cable fantasy. Expect Gods to get a world premiere at SXSW festival next month.

Watch the trailer above.