As Starz gears up to premiere a new series adapted from Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel, the newly released American Gods poster is certainly going to have viewers' imaginations running wild. The series, which is set to kick off on Sunday, April 30, will actually make its first appearance during the SXSW festival on March 11 ahead of its highly anticipated cable debut, according to Deadline.
For those unfamiliar, American Gods is a best-selling fantasy novel that follows an ongoing war between the old gods and the new gods, detailing the looming threat faced by the elder gods who feel a bit threatened by the new crew and their modern-day access to money, technology, and celebrity.
Starz' revelation of the mysterious art poster for the upcoming mythological drama was met with obvious curiosity by fans of the book. The advertisement features dark hovering clouds closing in on a meeting seemingly taking place between the two of the main characters of the show, Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday, while a white buffalo makes his way into the scene. The buffalo is no doubt a symbol of the novel's Buffalo Man, who periodically enters to haunt Shadow in his dreams in the book.
English actor, Ricky Whittle, has been tapped to portray the lead character, an ex-con who becomes the bodyguard of an old god, Mr. Wednesday. Mr. Wednesday is being played by Ian McShane. Looks like this is definitely going to be one to watch — as if you didn't already know that.