Fans, including myself, have been waiting since the book’s release in 2001 to see it on the screen. Big or little, we didn’t care. It was kicked around as a movie. At one point, Tom Hanks wanted to produce it as a series. Fans let out a collective scream when that was dropped. It was finally green lighted by Starz in 2013.
Fans again started salivating as the list of actors grew. Finally, this weekend American Gods made its debut at SXSW. And by all accounts, fans are saying it has been worth the wait.
Check out the trailer and video of Neil Gaiman talking about the origins of the book.
For those who haven’t read Neil Gaiman’s book here is an explanation per a Starz press release:
“The on-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s enormously popular novel of the same name 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.
When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Left adrift by the recent death of his wife, Shadow is hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard. He finds himself in a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, and where Mr. Wednesday is building an army to reclaim his lost glory.”
Stay tune to Fan Fest for weekly recaps as soon as the war begins!
Picture source: Starz
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