Jonathan Tucker (“Kingdom”) and Crispin Glover (“Charlie’s Angels”) have joined the cast of the upcoming premium cable series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel “American Gods”.
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.
Ricky Whittle plays Shadow Moon, an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a conman who in reality is one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
Tucker is the philosophical Low Key Lyesmith, Shadow’s one confidante in prison who offers sage advice to ready him for the outside world.
Glover will play Mr. World, the seemingly omniscient leader at the center of the New Gods coalition, one sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies, who realises Mr. Wednesday poses an imminent threat.
Also onboard are Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Sean Harris as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis and Bruce Langley as Technical Boy. The series begins shooting next week.