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The New American Gods Trailer Is So Weird and So, So Good

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Every single bit of footage that Starz releases for American Gods makes us even more feverishly excited for the show. The latest trailer is jam-packed with gods who look deceptively normal but are, as the trailer notes, soon to entangle protagonist Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) in “some really weird shit.” That seems to be an understatement.


It’s actually hard to name every single god we get to see here, but it looks like at least Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), Czernobog (Peter Stormare), Zorya Vechernyaya (Cloris Leachman), Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber), Vulcan (Corbin Bernsen), Easter (Kristin Chenoweth), and Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) are all getting time. And, of course, Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) stands out from the pack, in terms of new gods.

Also, a lot of blood floods the screen. So much blood.

American Gods premieres April 30 at 9 PM.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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The thing is that the book is a slow burn and not action heavy and this makes it look like its intrigue and violence trading off. If the show is true to the source material people might feel cheated out of something more action oriented by this trailer when they watch the show.