After a number of years stuck in development hell, it seems that we are finally getting out TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s, American Gods.
And now Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Charlie’s Angels) and Jonathan Tucker (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) have joined the cast!
And as if that’s not enough, American Gods has added Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman) as Anubis, Mousa Kraish (Superbad) as The Jinn, Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break) as Czernobog, and Leachman (Everything) as Zorya Vechernyaya. All of that casting looks, on paper, to be damn near perfect.
For those who are unaware, American Gods follows an ex-convict, Shadow Moon, who is hired to be the bodyguard of a mysterious con man named Wednesday. It’s soon revealed that Wednesday is an incarnation of All-Father Odin, who’s traveling America recruiting his fellow forgotten deities to wage an epic battle against the new American gods — manifestations of modern life and technology, like Internet, media and credit cards.
Glover is playing the role of Mr. World. This character is described as seemingly omniscient and “sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies”.
Tucker on the other hand, will be playing Low-Key Lyesmith. The character is described as, “wiry and fast-talking, with an offbeat sense of humor… He first appears in the story as the prison cellmate of the protagonist, Shadow, and has a theory for everything and gives Shadow some sage advice to ready him for the outside world”.
Overall, I was already excited about this show, and this news is only making me more excited. The casting of Crispin Glover as Mr. World sounds beyond perfect and while I am unfamiliar with Tucker, I am sure he will do well in the hands of the show runner, Bryan Fuller.