One of Neil Gaiman’s most popular stories is making its way to television this month with the premiere of American Gods on Starz. As a gift to the fans eagerly awaiting the series to premiere, the channel has released the title sequence for American Gods ahead of its April 30, 2017 premiere date.
The sequence is a surrealistic blend of classic religious iconography from all over the world along with depictions of what we worship in the modern world. A blend that plays into the plot of a war between the old gods and the new which will unfold throughout the season. Check it out below and tell me what you think.
“Is it strange to want action figures from a main title sequence? Crucified astronauts, neon cowboys and S&M centaurs, we bow to Elastic and their spectacular vision. A totem of godly visions we didn’t know we needed to worship until they showed us the light with this clarion call to the ‘American Gods’,” said co-Showrunners and Executive Producers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.
“American Gods” posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
American Gods Premieres April 30, 2017 on Starz.