STARZ DEBUTS NEW “AMERICAN GODS” CLIP INTRODUCING CZERNOBOG AHEAD OF SECOND EPISODE AIRING SUNDAY, MAY 7

Czernobog – played by the infamous Peter Stormare – is a Slavic god of darkness and evil.  He is reluctant to join the coming war and wary of Wednesday’s motivations. […]

Czernobog – played by the infamous Peter Stormare – is a Slavic god of darkness and evil. 

He is reluctant to join the coming war and wary of Wednesday’s motivations. In this clip with Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), Czernobog makes a little wager with Shadow Moon over a game of Chess.

American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

“American Gods” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners. David Slade (“Hannibal,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) is directing the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA’s Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producing the series along with Fuller, Green, Slade and Neil Gaiman. Senior Vice Presidents of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives in charge of “American Gods.” Starz retains all network pay TV and SVOD rights to the project. FremantleMedia is distributing the series worldwide.

 

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