Hey guys, Jana here,
If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, you have your own ideas of who should be cast in the upcoming series from Starz based on Gaiman’s ‘American Gods‘, now we get to see who showrunners have picked for the lead character, Shadow Moon.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, executive producers, writers and showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and director David Slade have conducted an incredibly lengthy casting search British actor Ricky Whittle (‘Hollyoaks‘) has been cast as Shadow. The process to find the right Shadow was determined by Gaiman’s description of the unique heritage and look of the character on the pages of ‘American Gods‘. The series is ready to begin shooting in April now that they have their lead cast, there are a number of scripts already written and ready to go into production.
‘American Gods‘ is a gripping story that grabs you right from the start. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: 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. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon (Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.