american gods - ricky whittle

Heartthrob Ricky Whittle will be gracing our screens again in the highly anticipated fantasy drama ‘American Gods’.

Neil Gaiman’s tale of mythological gods, starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Kristin Chenoweth and Gillian Anderson, will launch on Prime Video in Germany, Austria, UK and Japan next year.

The trailer was unleashed today, and leaves much to the imagination.

Former ‘Hollyoaks’ and ‘The 100’ star Ricky Whittle plays protagonist ex-con Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Mr. Wednesday who enlists Shadow Moon as part of his cross-country mission, and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Shadow’s wife, Laura Moon.

techincal boy - american gods
Bruce Langley as Techincal Boy

American Gods also features Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods. Joining Whittle, McShane, Browning and Anderson are Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, Orange Is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis and a strong supporting cast including, recently announced, Kristin Chenoweth, as Easter.

Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis
Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis

The drama uncovers a power struggle between the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world and an upstart pantheon of gods whose behaviour reflects society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.