We always get a little excited when we hear more news about the upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and today is a big one for news! The lead role of Shadow Moon has been cast, leaving the character to The 100‘s Ricky Whittle. Writer Neil Gaiman, along with showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, had this to say about the casting announcement:
Neil Gaiman said, “I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I’m delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”
Commented Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, “We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky. Fans of the novel will find he has every bit of the heart of the character they fell in love with.”
Now we patiently wait for more casting (Bring on Wednesday!!)
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