American Gods finally gets a premiere date, and new key art

American Gods finally has an air date and we can hardly believe it

Stop what you’re doing, and go and grab a pen and your week planner: US network Starz has revealed the premiere date for American Gods. You’ll finally be able to clap your eyes on Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel on Sunday 30 April at 9pm.

But that’s not all: new episodes of American Gods will also become available to UK-based viewers on Monday 1 May on its UK home, Amazon Prime. New episodes will launch on the streaming service every week, a day after they premiere in the US.

Starz also intensified the hype by releasing the air date news alongside this new poster featuring Mr Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) hanging out on the boot lid of their car, while a sacred white bison loiters close by. Could it be a nod to the Buffalo that stalks Shadow’s dreams? Guess we’ll find out…

And here’s a landscape version of the poster in case you wanted to set it as your desktop background or something…

You can read the full synopsis for American Gods here:

American Gods 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.

The show stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Crispin Glover as Mr World, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Chris Obi as Mr Jacquel, Mousa Kraish as the Jinn, Gillian Anderson as Media, Omid Abtahi as Salim, Orlando Jones as Mr Nancy, Demore Barnes as Mr Ibis, Dane Cool as Robbie, Kristin Chenoweth as Easter, Corbin Bernsen as new character Vulcan, Jeremy Davies as Jesus and Beth Grant as Jack.

American Gods premieres on 30 April in the US and 1 May in the UK. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.