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Get a first look at American Gods' Vulcan, played by Corbin Bernsen

12.22.2016by: Brennan Klein
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Starz's upcoming Neil Gaiman adaptation American Gods has been quiet for some time as it approaches its premiere date in April 2017, but today we're getting a brand new first look at the character of Vulcan, played by Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law). 

Although the character, who is the Roman god of metalworking and volcanoes, wasn't in the source novel, it was Neil Gaiman's idea to add the character to the show, representing the darker side of modern culture.

Says co-showrunner Bryan Fuller:

Vulcan’s the god of the volcano and the forge, and what is the modern-day extrapolation of what that god could do? We started talking about America’s obsession with guns and gun control and, really, if you’re holding a gun in your hand, it’s a mini volcano, and perhaps, through this character, there’s a conversation to be had.

The image certainly reflects that sentiment, depicting Vulcan's abode as a classic hunter's lodge. Check it out  below!

Fuller and Michael Green (The River) are writing and serving as the showrunners. The plot centers on:

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.  

The series will also star Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker, Dane Cook, Cloris Leachman, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Mousa Kraish, Gillian Anderson, Orlando Jones, and Demore Barnes.

Extra Tidbit: Which character in American Gods are you most excited to see?

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