As if I needed more reason to be excited for Bryan Fuller’s (Hannibal) upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that my most anticipated TV series, perhaps of all time, has added 2 new Actors to their cast. Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) will be portraying Mr. World, the leader of the new gods who finds Mr. Wednesday (a.k.a. Odin, as portrayed by Deadwood‘s Ian McShane) to be a threat worth paying attention to. Jonathan Tucker (Justified) is joining the cast as Low Key Lyesmith a prison friend, and source of guidance, for series protagonist Shadow Moon (The 100‘s Ricky Whittle).
Other members of the cast include Emily Browning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) as Laura Moon, and relative newcomer Bruce Langley as Technical Boy.
American Gods is being written by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green (The River) who will serve as co-Showrunners for the series. The pilot episode is being directed by David Slade, a frequent collaborator and Director on Fuller’s Hannibal adaptation.