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Gillian Anderson Cast as Media in ‘American Gods’

While we’re super excited for Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods, we admittedly haven’t been keeping up on the casting too much. I mean once we knew who was playing Shadow and Mr. Wednesday, we were pretty much onboard and just started waiting for the thing to finally air.

The newest piece of information made most of us perk up though, as it’s now been announced that Gillian Anderson will be playing the Goddess ‘Media’ in the series.

For those unfamiliar with the book, Media is one of the “new gods” who have formed in the modern world… and rather than spoil the story at all, I’ll just say that Anderson is perfectly cast in the role. Honestly, I’m just excited to see more of her on American television.

American Gods is expected to premiere later this year.

Via Variety

Starz’s ‘American Gods’ Adaptation Has Found Its Mr. Wednesday

Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods keeps marching forward. The last major news we heard was that actor Ricky Whittle (best known from The 100) has been cast as Shadow. As a big fan of the original novel, I think his casting is kind of perfect — but there’s one other character who the show absolutely needs to get right.

That would be, of course, the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday.

Well, the good news is that it looks like they have. Yesterday it was announced that actor Ian McShane would take on the role. He doesn’t look exactly the way I pictured the character in my head, but he comes close enough. Based on other performances I’ve seenb of McShane, I also think he brings an ineffable quality I always attribute to the imported all-father.

So, y’know, that’s good.

American Gods is expected to premiere later this year.

Via Screenrant

Ricky Whittle cast as Shadow in ‘American Gods’ Adaptation

Ever since Starz put in a series order for an Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, the biggest question out there has been who will play the lead, Moon Shadow. Well, it looks like we finally have the answer, as Starz has announced the role will be filled by actor Ricky Whittle.

Whittle may be best known to our readers as Lincoln on The CW’s The 100, and honestly this is about as close to perfect as it gets when it comes to casting. The British actor comes remarkably close to the image I already had of the character in my head.

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are, as we’ve mentioned before, showrunning American Gods together, and it’s expected to air on Starz in 2017.

Via io9

The ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Trailer is Pretty Great

Look, if I have to explain to you why so many of us are excited about the upcoming TV continuation of the Evil Dead franchise Ash vs. Evil Dead, then I’m not sure you’re on the right blog. I mean, we literally have “Nerd” in the name.

For the rest of you who came here on purpose, Starz has now put out a full trailer for the show with actual footage — so you may now commence rejoicing.

Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres this fall on Starz.

First Photo of Bruce Campbell’s Ash in ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

The Evil Dead franchise is pretty beloved in the nerd world, so when we learned that a TV series was in development a year ago, most of us got pretty excited. When Starz picked up the series last fall, geeks around the world rejoiced.

Well, as things keep moving forward, we now have the first official photo of Bruce Campbell in his return to the character Ash in Ash vs. Evil Dead (thanks to EW):

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Personally I think it looks pretty rad, but again — it’s just a photo.

Ash vs. Evil Dead comes to Starz this Fall.

Via EW

Episode 50 – The Unlikely Outcome

On this fortnight’s episode we mourn the loss of Christopher Lee, discuss Jurassic World‘s amazing box office record, gawk at the release of Mother in the US for the first time, rejoice for the announcement of Shenmue 3, let out a sigh of relief for the American Gods TV show moving forward, let Nick talk about the Cyborg 009/Devilman crossover, and stare puzzled into the abyss at the incompetence of Saskatoon Blitz.

Also, Trae’s going to Oz Con next weekend in West Plains, MO. You should come.

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Starz Places Series Order For ‘American Gods’

The journey of Neil Gaiman’s wonderful novel American Gods to TV screens has been a long one. HBO was originally developing the project as far back as 2011, but ended up passing on the project. Starz then put the show back into development almost a year ago.

Well, Starz has finally decided to move forward with the project, and has placed ordered the show to series officially. Bryan Fuller is still writing, Michael Green (now “of Gotham fame”) is still showrunning, and Neil Gaiman is still executive producing. No cast announcements yet, but as soon as we know who is playing Shadow I’m sure I’ll be dissecting whether or not said unnamed actor is right for the part.

Because I love this book very, very much. Here’s hoping they actually shoot in Wisconsin. Or Minnesota I guess. That looks a lot like Northern Wisconsin.

Eh, who am I kidding – it’ll end up being Vancouver, won’t it.

Via The Verge

Lucy Lawless Joins Cast of ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’

THR is currently reporting that Lucy Lawless has joined the cast of the Starz Evil Dead TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead.

According the the THR article:

Lawless will play Ruby, a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent evil outbreaks. The only problem: she believes that Ash is the cause of it all.

Lawless joins a cast which includes Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and (obviously) Bruce Campbell.

Via THR

Bruce Campbell Gets Co-Stars For ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’

The TV continuation of the Evil Dead franchise (titled Ash vs. Evil Dead) is creeping closer to hitting the small screen, and we finally know who will be co-starring in the show alongside Bruce Campbell.

THR is reporting that Ray Santiago (Touch, Meet the Fockers) and Dana DeLorenzo (Growing Up Fisher) are joining the Starz’s original series cast as big-box retail co-workers of Campbell’s Ash.

Santiago will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, who worships Ash as a hero and acts as a sidekick. DeLorenzo will play Kelly Maxwell, a (and I’m quoting THR here) “moody wild child trying to outrun her past.”

Ash vs. Evil Dead is expected to air on Starz in late 2015.

Via THR

Evil Dead TV Series Confirmed, Coming to Starz

Deadline is now reporting that the Evil Dead TV series in development has been officially greenlit by premium cable channel Starz. We last talked about the project this last summer when Sam Raimi announced at San Diego Comic Con that he and his brother Ivan were working on it.

The series will star Bruce Campbell as an aging Ash, who has spent the last several decades avoiding responsibility. Titled Ash vs. Evil Dead, one assumes that it must follow the theatrical ending of Army of Darkness and not the Planet of the Apes ending found on the director’s cut.

(And I doubt the Fede Alvarez reboot/sidequel film will have any relevance)

Via Deadline. Thanks Wurm!