‘American Gods,’ based on Neil Gaiman’s novel – Everybody Is Looking For Something to Believe In – Be Careful What You Choose 

Sneak peek: Starz’s ‘American Gods,’ based on Neil Gaiman’s novel

The ‘Old Gods’ and ‘New Gods’ get a TV show. The ‘One God’ of Moses has seen it all before in Egypt and Tower of Babble, but he is still watching.

“Based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 contemporary fantasy novel, Gods stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow, an ex-convict who, just after learning his wife (Emily Browning) has died, becomes embroiled in a confrontation between mythological Old Gods and the personifications of technology known as New Gods…

While Old Gods have a very concrete memory of what it’s like to be worshipped by those “who show their faith by bending knee, giving willing sacrifice and announcing that devotion clearly and in song,” Green says, “the New Gods all evolved in times where worship is a commodity to be bought, sold, traded, pilfered, clicked and to be gotten from people, with or without their notice.””

 

 

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