Amercian Gods: Coming Soon

Posted: 12/24/2016 in Uncategorized

american-gods-vulcan.jpg

American Gods TV Series: Trailer, Release Date, Cast

Everything you need to know about American Gods, including latest news, cast, trailers, photos, and more!

Dec 22, 2016

Long promised but never realized, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (arguably his best novel) is getting the cable TV series treatment. Bryan Fuller is shifting his attention from the gone-too-soon Hannibal to the American Gods TV series on Starz. Other creators behind the project includeco-showrunner Michael Green and fellow Hannibal alum David Slade behind the camera for the pilot.

American Gods Latest News

Hype continues to build for Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved fantasy novel, which is destined for the Starz network.

Entertainment Weekly just released this sneak peek look at Vulcan, a new god created for the TV adaptation. Played by Corbin Bensen, Vulcan was not featured in Neil Gaiman’s book, but was a character created by Gaiman nonetheless. Gaiman had intended to write an episode for the first season of the show (though scheduling made it impossible), and Vulcan was a part of the brainstorming for that episode.

Speaking about the new character, Bryan Fuller tells EW:

Vulcan’s the god of the volcano and the forge, and what is the modern-day extrapolation of what that god could do? We started talking about America’s obsession with guns and gun control and, really, if you’re holding a gun in your hand, it’s a mini volcano, and perhaps, through this character, there’s a conversation to be had.

Michael Green elaborated more on how the Vulcan character came to be, saying:

He’s a brand-new addition who came from an experience Neil had. He was going through a small town in Alabama where he saw a statue of Vulcan. It was a steel town and, as he told the story, there was a factory that had a series of accidents where people were killed on the job and they kept happening because an actuarial had done the numbers and realized that it was cheaper to pay out the damages to the families of people who lost people, rather than to shut down the factory long enough to repair, and that occurred to him as modern a definition of sacrifice as there might be …

What’s interesting about a god like Vulcan who has bound himself to guns is it’s an evolution of what he was to what he could be, and that’s finding a new place in a world that didn’t have a place for old gods. That comes with a series of compromises but also a series of benefits for him. To say that maybe you can find a new place in this country, that it doesn’t always have to be so hard, makes him an interesting person as someone with a long history with Mr. Wednesday.

Bryan Fuller recently sat down with Amazon to talk about the show, specifically the character of Bilquis and “the strangest audition” Fuller has ever participated in…

Here’s @BryanFuller on the amazing @YetideBadaki and what we’ll now refer to as ‘That Bilquis Audition’ (cc@HelenLOHara)

American Gods Release Date

American Gods will arrive in 2017. As soon as there’s an official announcement, we’ll let you know.

American Gods Trailer

The first trailer for American Gods has arrived. Check it out below:

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FAmericanGodsSTARZ%2Fvideos%2F610821062428741%2F&show_text=0&width=560

American Gods Summary

For those unfamiliar with American Gods, here’s the official synopsis Starz released for the TV series:

The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and 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, 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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s