American Gods, Surprisingly The Most Politically Relevant Show


The first season based on Neil Gaiman’s exemplary 2001 novel American Gods, is  from an immigrant’s point of view. This Englishman with an over the top love for mythology went on a monstrous composition based street trip across the nation telling chronicle stories of Gods the many immigrants before him had brought to American shores.

Last month, it was announced that the 10-part season will be premiering on Starz in the US at the end of April, and one day later on Amazon in the UK. The much-anticipated TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel premiered its debut episode at SXSW 2017 this week, as early viewers packed into the Vimeo Theatre in Austin, Texas.

American Gods being a street trip story takes after as recently released  convict Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and his new employer—a puzzling con man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane)— as they venture to every part of the nation attempting to round up volunteers to Wednesday’s plan. His cause is an irregular one. Wednesday—as the primary scene’s ridiculous, Viking-filled preface clarifies—is a persona of the Norse god Odin. His cause? Ensuring old, imported foreigner divine beings like him don’t blur away as Americans begin worshiping new channels like Media and Technology. At the end of the day, this is a war between safeguarding of social customs versus assimilation.

A few tweets from first time watchers of the show:


#AMERICANGODS is fan-freaking-tastic. @BryanFuller is BACK! Top notch cast + eye candy visuals. All in. Here’s the giant ensemble at #SXSW.


Saw @AmericanGodsSTZ premier @Vimeo Theater. It was very strong. Worth watching this April! #AmericanGods #sxsw#sxswfilm


The eight-episode first season is set to premiere on April 30, 2017.