Cable Channel Starz has found its Mr. Wednesday. Deadwood star Ian McShane has been pivotal in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel American Gods. This is reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama tells about the brewing war between old and new gods: traditional biblical and mythical gods around the world are steadily losing their followers, who now worship a new pantheon of gods – society's love for money, technology, media, celebrities and drugs. The protagonist, a former prisoner Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), becomes the bodyguard and escort of Mr. Wednesday, who is actually one of the oldest gods, on his massive journey around the world. Mr. Wednesday enlists the support of his associates in preparation for the battle with the new deities.
McShane's character is described as domineering and charismatic, Casanova in its own way. In fact, he is the incarnation of Odin.
Production of the series will begin in April this year. Brian Fuller and Michael Greene are in charge of the script and share showrunner responsibilities. David Slade will direct the pilot and a few more episodes.
"When you describe a beloved character like Mr. Wednesday, you go online and look for someone to match his role," he said in a statement on Wednesday. March 2, 2016, Gaiman. – I reviewed hundreds of suggested names, and only a few, like Ian McShane, made me grin. I was already lucky enough to work with him in the movie - he was bright blue, animated and probably Pole ("Coraline in Nightmare Land" - approx. KinoNews). Am I even more fortunate now? He made the journey from Lovejoy to American Gods. Yesterday was super Tuesday. Today – great wednesday! "
McShane's recent work on television is the third season of Ray Donovan, and will soon star in a key role in Season 6 of Game of Thrones. McShane has already worked with Starz in a mini -series "Pillars of the Earth", for the role in which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
The Topic of Article: Ian McShane to play Mr. Wednesday in American Gods.