Neil Gaiman's 2001 fantasy novel 'American Gods' has found new relevance. But it's still a beserk ride. - From USA TODAY
Log Out Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) brawls with the leprechaun Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in an exclusive clip from the premiere episode of Starz's 'American Gods.' Starz Shadow Moon (center, Ricky Whittle) is attacked by the New Gods' faceless goons in 'American Gods.'(Photo: Jan Thijs, Starz Entertainment, LLC) With American Gods, the fantasy novelist thought he was penning an “utterly uncontentious” tome in the Clinton era about the immigrant experience, personified by ancient deities left behind when their faithful arrived here and abandoned them.
(Photo: Jan Thijs, Starz Entertainment, LLC) Whittle plays ex-con Shadow Moon, hired to help the enigmatic Mr.
Insane situations confront them on their journey: Shadow is greeted by the New God of TV, Media (Gillian Anderson), in the electronics section of a big-box department store; plays a life-or-death game of checkers with the Slavic god Czernobog (Peter Stomare); and runs afoul of gold-spitting leprechaun Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in a brutal, bloody bar brawl.
"These are the kinds of thought processes that need to be put forward in popular media.” Executive producer Bryan Fuller first realized the show was “steering into political waters” while filming the opening of the second episode, in which Orlando Jones’ flamboyant trickster god Mr.
(Photo: Jan Thijs, Starz Entertainment, LLC) “Technical Boys in 1999 were living in their moms' basements and trying to figure out how to order a pizza through the Internet.