American Gods has its fair share of, obviously, gods. Some have signature looks—or required elements to their looks. Technical Boy is not one of them.
Entertainment Weekly revealed this look at the Technical Boy (Bruce Langley), a newer mythological being whose power is our increasingly faith and devotion in technology. And, like the way technology constantly changes, this is only one of Technical Boy’s many looks.
Co-showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller had some very specific ideas about Technical Boy. Green explained to Entertainment Weekly, “Every time you see the Technical Boy, he’ll be in something else, completely different regalia. Like a lot of people in that period, he’s constantly trying on new looks and new personas.” His look, Fuller, added was “more punk than god.”
Fuller also revealed the inspiration for the first one of the Technical Boy’s looks: “Commodore 64 and that era of technology is so informative for the look of him and the story and the general aesthetic when we first sample his world.” Looking at that image, we believe it.