First Look: Bilquis In “American Gods”

Following a first look at Technical Boy earlier in the week, a new photo of Yetide Badaki as the Old God of love Bilquis has emerged from Starz’s “American Gods” TV series.

An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, the story 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.

In the book, Bilquis craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone and is eager to find that same relevance in todays world. The series is currently in production ahead of a 2017 premiere.