Ever since it was first announced by Starz last year, we have been intrigued to see just what would be happening with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s “American Gods.” With a reputation that includes everything from “Hannibal” to “Pushing Daisies” to working on the excellent parts of “Heroes,” he’s earned the good faith for us to be excited about anything that he does.
With that in mind, we’re glad to see some of the first news on this show start to come out! The network announced today that for the leading role of Shadow Moon, a man at the center of many battles between the old world and the new, “The 100” actor Ricky Whittle has been cast. It’s a bit of an interesting booking given that Whittle is still a part of that series, but maybe there is a way via scheduling that he can do everything at once.
“American Gods” is based on the work of Neil Gaiman, so it only makes some sense that he would be the one to speak on Whittle’s casting in a statement below:
“American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be coming to America … I’m delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”
Based on this statement, it seems like the Shadow character will be changed slightly from the books, presumably to honor Whittle’s own background from the United Kingdom.
As soon as we know more information regarding “American Gods” and when it will film / air, you better believe that we will have it for you here. Stay tuned! Also, be sure to sign up over at this link to get some other TV news on everything we cover, sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Starz.)