Starz Introduces Mr. Wednesday in New American Gods Clip
Starz released a new clip ahead of the American Gods premiere today introducing us to Mr. Wednesday.
Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane, is a crafty and endlessly charismatic con man, full of perverse wisdom, curious magic, and grand plans to unite the Old Gods in a battle for power against the New Gods. In this clip from the pilot episode, he meets Ricky Whittle’s Shadow Moon as Shadow returns home from prison to attend his wife’s funeral.
The official synopsis for the show is below:
“American Gods” posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” “Ray Donovan”) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (“Sucker Punch,” “Legend”) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (“Orange is the New Black”) as Mad Sweeney. 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. World and Orlando Jones (“Madiba,” “Sleepy Hollow”) as Mr. Nancy.
The first season of American Gods premieres on Starz, Sunday, April 30, 2017. Make sure you check out the clip below and let us know your thoughts.