Starz is bringing in a bombshell, American Gods looks confusing as hell if you don’t already know a bit about the story. It is not that hard to understand, once it gets going. In the second trailer for Neil Gaiman’s American Gods sets the show up to be a visual mind-meld. The show looks stunning. If you can work through the few bits of story the trailers give you, then you know that this will be one fantastic show. The latest trailer for American Gods is full Gods, new and old, who will soon be in the middle of a war for power. The show’s protagonist Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) will have his work cut out for him.
Check out the second trailer for American Gods below:
Every single bit of footage that Starz releases for American Gods makes us even more feverishly excited for the show. The latest trailer is jam-packed with gods who look deceptively normal but are, as the trailer notes, soon to entangle protagonist Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) in “some really weird shit.” That seems to be an understatement.
There are so many Gods in this trailer, and tons and tons of blood. Here is a synopsis of the show:
In American Gods, when Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.
The show has even got the seal of approval from the novel’s creator Neil Gaiman via Twitter:
Now, this trailer works for me. https://t.co/gi8H7Wz0Qh
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 15, 2017