Surreal, violent and mysterious – the second trailer for the new fantasy series, ‘American Gods’ has hit the web
Mr. Wednesday paves the road to the epic showdown between the old gods and the new, in the new and somewhat surreal trailer for the upcoming fantasy series from STARZ, based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling book, American Gods (2001). The TV show is expected to focus on the confrontation between the old and the new.
For those of you who need an introduction to the book on which the series is based (start reading in, what are you waiting for?), this is the synopsis as it appears on the back of the jacket:
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Pint, Indiana. A man no longer scare of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined – it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.
The new trailer for American Gods gives a deeper sense than before the road on which Wednesday and Shadow Moon embark upon. It can also be seen as a declaration of sorts, of the expected style of the show: uncompromising, uncensored approach with strong surreal tones.
After years of speculations, rumors and endless wait we have not only a trailer but also a date and time: The first season of American Gods will include 8 chapters, and its debut will be on Saturday 30.04.