The television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods , which is being developed by cable channel Starz , will play Mr. Wednesday by British actor Ian McShane("Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"). This is reported by The Hollywood Reporter .|
The plot of the drama revolves around the confrontation between old and new gods: in the first, with biblical and mythological roots, almost no one believes, while the new pantheon, reflecting people's love for money, technology, idols and drugs, is gaining more and more points. The main character of the show, a former prisoner Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle), becomes the bodyguard of the mysterious Mr. Wednesday . Together they set off on a journey across America to visit the old "colleagues" of Wednesday - the ancient gods who must rally their forces for a decisive battle with the gods of today.
The character of 73-year-old McShane is described by the creators of the series as a powerful and charismatic con man, reminiscent of Casanova, in fact, is an incarnation of the god Odin . Previously, Ian has already collaborated with Starz - for his role in the TV series "The Pillars of the Earth" in 2011, he was nominated to Golden Globes .
The production of the project will start in April under the guidance of scriptwriters and showrunners Brian Fuller and Michael Green. The pilot will be directed by David Slade (30 Days of Night).
The writer himself commented on this casting news as follows:“When you are dealing with such a beloved character (or with such a strong hate) as Mr. Wednesday , willy-nilly you start combing the Internet, trying different actors for this role. I have seen hundreds of names, but only a few of them made me smile broadly, like the name of Ian McShane . I was already lucky enough to work with him on a project based on one of my books, but there he was blue, animated, and, apparently, from Poland. Now I'm much more fortunate. "
The Topic of Article: Starz found his Mr. Wednesday.