American Gods season 1 is the television series based on the eponymous novel by the English writer Neil Gaiman. The script of the TV shows is based on the plot of the famous book American Gods published in 2001. In 2002 Gaiman’s novel was awarded with the prestigious literary prizes Hugo and Nebula.
American Gods season 1 release date was announced by Starz for January 1, 2017. Currently there is no news about American God season 1 release date on Bluray and DVD.
In January of 2016 it was announced that the Main role (Shadow) in American Gods season 1 premiere will be performed by the British actor Ricky Whittle. Along with Whittle you will see in American Gods season 1 episode 1 such Actors – Yetide Badaki, Darrin Baker, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Mousa Kraish, Bruce Langley, Cloris Leachman, Sebastian MacLean, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Chris Obi as Anubis, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Johnny Larocque as Barfly.
After the bank robbery Shadow Moon received a three-year prison sentence, but was released early, due to the fact that his wife Laura was killed in a car accident. At the funeral, Shadow meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who hired him for the protection and support in his journey to the United States. During their journey they meet with peers and the familiar environment, and after a while Shadow learns that his employer – the embodiment of the ancient Nordic god Odin. One among conceived to combine living in America Old Gods for a decisive battle with the New American Gods manifesting in today’s world in the form of technology – Internet, media and transportation.
- Initially it was assumed that the work on the show will be led by HBO channel. The show was scheduled for the end of 2013 or 2014, the series consisted by six seasons, each season is from ten to twelve episodes lasting about an hour each;
The first draft of the pilot episode for HBO was written by Neil Gaiman and had to include the description of many scenes that are not in the novel, beginning with a bank robbery that led by Shadow (the Main character) that led to his imprisonment and a three-year prison sentence itself. In fact the hiStory of the development began about thirty minutes of screen time. However, HBO asked Gaiman to make the script more approximate to the novel;
- However, the work for the pilot on HBO was stalled for unknown reasons and in November of 2013, Neil Gaiman announced on Reddit site that work on the show is still conducted, but not on HBO;
- In February 2014 it was announced that the film rights to the novel were acquired North American branch of the British company FremantleMedia. On July 1 of the same year, it became known that the US is engaged in the development of the series by Starz cable television.
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