AceShowbiz - "American Gods" has finally dropped its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con. Following its debut at the show's panel on Friday, July 22, the sneak-peek video has been made available online. It follows Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who just lost his wife and was released from prison and then meets Wednesday (Ian McShane) for the first time.
Shadow is following Wednesday, not knowing who the mysterious man really is. "You're my man now," Wednesday tells Shadow. Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) gives Shadow a subtle warning about Wednesday, as Wednesday tells an elderly lady, "I'm easing him in."
There's also a glimpse of Zorya Vechernyaya (Cloris Leachman), Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), Technical Boy (Bruce Langley), Mr. World (Crispin Glover), and the fearsome Czernobog (Peter Stormare) as well as his hammer.
At the panel, series creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green introduced the latest addition to the cast, Kristin Chenoweth. The actress will play the goddess Easter. It marks a reunion between her and Fuller, the creator of "Pushing Daisies" on which she starred before.
"American Gods" is based on Neil Gaiman's contemporary fantasy novel. It follows Shadow Moon, an ex-con who becomes bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday, a con man but in reality one of the older gods who travels across America to gather American manifestations of the Old Gods of ancient mythology to prepare for a battle against the New American Gods.
Fuller said viewers didn't need to read the books before watching the TV series. Gaiman, meanwhile, teased "surprises" for those who are familiar with the books. "We have things that will leave you puzzled," he said.
The new series is set to premiere in 2017 on Starz.