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Emily Browning joins the Starz adaptation of American Gods

March 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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The cast of American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s book, continues to grow with A Series of Unfortunate Events and  Sucker Punch star Emily Browning joining the Starz show.

The actress, reports THR, will play Laura Moon, the wife of the main character Shadow Moon, played by Ricky Whittle.

“I’ve been fascinated by Emily Browning since A Series of Unfortunate Events.” said Gaiman.

“She has a challenge ahead of her: Laura is a tricky character, and the Laura on the screen is even trickier and more dangerous than the one on the page. She’s going to have a wonderful time bringing Laura to life.”

The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Heroes) and Michael Green (Heroes) will be American Gods’ showrunners and writers; David Slade (who directed several key episodes of Hannibal, as well as features 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will helm the pilot. It’s expected to air in 2017. Filming is slated to start in April.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….