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Watch Ian McShane's Bloody Showdown in 'American Gods' Trailer

Watch Ian McShane's Bloody Showdown in 'American Gods' Trailer

American Gods expands the world of Gaiman's novel, which is very long but not that long.

As for the things we don't get a look at - like Gillian Anderson as Media or Dane Cook as Shadow Moon's bro in arms - we'll just have to wait until the show premieres on April 30.

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In American Gods, when Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. It's a blend of fantasy, mythology and Americana that focuses on the impending battle between the dying Old Gods and New Gods assembled by conman, Mr. Wednesday.

The trailer sets out a surreal bloodbath which ties together past and present, as the old gods brought to America by various groups of immigrants are fading, supplanted in the public consciousness by the new gods of tech and media and conspiracy theories. American Gods won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for best novel.

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Our first look at the show previous year introduced Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), who is recruited by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) to help in a coming war between the gods of the old world and those of the new. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal", "Pushing Daisies", "Heroes") and Michael Green ("The River", "Kings", "Heroes") are writers and showrunners. Senior Vice Presidents of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives in charge of "American Gods".

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