The upcoming Starz series American Gods, adapting the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman, is getting closer and closer with it set to debut on April 30th, 2017. Ahead of that the opening credits sequence has arrived, which is being set on specific sites like Deadline where it can’t be embedded elsewhere. Opening credit sequences have been gaining in popularity once again in the past decade or so with some really creative ones and this one definitely sets a fantastic tone for the show.
“Is it strange to want action figures from a main title sequence? Crucified astronauts, neon cowboys and S&M centaurs, we bow to Elastic and their spectacular vision. A totem of godly visions we didn’t know we needed to worship until they showed us the light with this clarion call to the ‘American Gods’,” said co-Showrunners and Executive Producers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.
Neil Gaiman is on board as executive producer for the show, which is being produced by Freemantle North America, with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green writing it and serving as the showrunners.
The series will be directed by David Slade and will star Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Sean Harris as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Chris Obi as Anubis, Gillian Anderson as Media, Mousa Kaish as The Jinn and Kristen Chenoweth as Easter.
Plot concept: The story posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and 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.