If you only know British fantasy author Neil Gaiman from the family-friendly Stardust and Coraline, you should brace yourself for American Gods.
This ambitious, audacious and adults-only adaptation of his 2001 best-seller is a dark and delirious journey into a mystical America, where war is brewing between the old gods of mythology (who arrived with the first settlers and have since been forgotten) and the new deities of technology, media and big business. Stoic ex-con Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is thrust into this preternatural conflict by mysterious grifter Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who is rallying his forces for a cataclysmic confrontation. It’s a fantastic concept and showrunners Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Smallville) bring Gaiman’s novel to lurid life, with potent imagery, a pervading sense of dread, biting cultural commentary and impeccable casting. McShane and Whittle are both standouts, and Pablo Schreiber’s hulking leprechaun Mad Sweeney steals every scene he’s in. Fans of the novel are going to love this largely faithful adaptation, while newcomers will be well and truly hooked from the bloody beginning – and frequently feel as bewildered as Shadow.
Release Date: 19 July 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover
DVD & BD
- San Diego Comic Con Panel Footage
- Crocodile Bar 360
- American Gods Origins
- Old Gods
- New Gods
- Book vs. Show
- What is American Gods?
- Interviews: <br>- Ian McShane<br>- Ian McShane & Ricky Whittle<br>- Ricky Whittle & Emily Browning<br>- Bruce Langley
DID YOU KNOW…
- The whole Laura backstory isn’t in the book – it was created for the show to further develop the lead female character. Emily Browning was directly presented with the script for the Laura-focused episode when offered the role.