Crispin Glover will be playing the leader of the New Gods, Mr. World. The character is described as seemingly omniscient and “sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies.”
Jonathan Tucker is cast as Low-Key Lyesmith, described as “wiry and fast-talking, with an offbeat sense of humor.”
American Gods: The series will focus on the mysterious Shadow, a man who is released from prison a few days early after serving a three year sentence for bank robbery when his beloved wife Laura is killed in a car accident. Flying home for the funeral, Shadow is seated next to a man who introduces himself only as Mr. Wednesday, and this man knows more about Shadow’s life, both past and present, than is possible. Shadow comes to learn that Wednesday is, in fact, the god Odin of Norse mythology and that all of the gods that mankind has ever believed in are alive in human form and live among regular people. Shadow is soon thrust into a gathering conflict between the Old gods and the so-called “New gods”, the gods of money and technology who believe there is no longer room on Earth for the old gods.