Starz’ American Gods, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, prepare for their season-three return in the above trailer.
Ahead of the trailer’s debut, the American Gods’ social channels hosted an event in which, much like when Game of Thrones’ fans watched a block of ice melt, fans guessed when the car from the novel’s Lakeside Clunker Raffle would fall through the ice. Once it did, the official season-three trailer was revealed.
Starz will air a marathon of seasons one and two over the weekend of January 9 and 10, leading up to the premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT that evening. The show will premiere internationally on Amazon Prime Video on Monday, Jan. 11.
American Gods is the story of the war that is building between mythology’s Old Gods, brought to America by immigration, and technology’s New Gods. The story is told through the perspective of ex-con Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), who is recruited by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) to serve as a sort of body man. Shadow Moon soon learns that Mr. Wednesday has a lot of secrets, the biggest of which is that he is actually the Norse All-Father God Odin.
The series also stars Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Omid Abtahi as Salim, Ashley Reys as Cordelia, Crispin Glover and Mr. World, Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis, Devery Jacobs as Sam Black Crow, Blythe Danner as Greek goddess of the harvest Demeter, Marilyn Manson as Viking rocker Johan Wengren, Julia Sweeney as Hinzelmann, Iwan Rheon as the leprechaun Liam Doyle, Danny Trejo as another face of Mr. World, Peter Stormare as Czernbog, Denis O’Hare as Tyr, Lela Loren as Marguerite, Dominique Jackson as Ms. World, Wale as Change, Herizen Guardiola as Oshun and Eric Johnson as Chad Mulligan.
American Gods is produced by Fremantle with Executive Producer Charles H. Eglee serving as showrunner, alongside Executive Producers Gaiman, Anne Kenney, Damian Kindler, David Paul Francis, Mark Tinker, McShane, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk and Co-Executive Producer Lisa Kussner.