American Gods gets a trailer, Kristin Chenoweth joins cast

American Gods Neil Gaiman Peter Stormare

Kristin Chenoweth has joined Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker, Dane Cook, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Mousa Kraish, Gillian Anderson, Orlando Jones, and Demore Barnes in the cast of the Starz television series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods.

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.  

Chenoweth will be playing Easter, formerly known as Ostara, goddess of spring. "Easter still embraces the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies associated with the holiday that bears her name, in an effort to stay relevant."

Chenoweth's casting was revealed during an American Gods panel at the San Diego Comic-Con today, where a trailer for the show also made its debut.

The trailer is now online and can be seen below. Everything I know about American Gods is gleaned from the plot description, but this trailer certainly makes it look like the TV show is going to be pretty cool.

Writers/showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are executive producers on the show alongside Gaiman and David Slade, director of the pilot and additional episodes. American Gods is a production of FremantleMedia North America, and that company's Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are also serving as executive producers.

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