There will likely be far more of this in the coming weeks, but Bryan Fuller’s American Gods TV series – due to air on Starz in the US – has grown its cast even further, with The Hollywood Reporter announcing that two more names being added to the roster of the upcoming Neil Gaiman adaptation: Crispin Glover and Jonathan Tucker.
First up is Glover, who you will all no doubt remember as George McFly in Back To The Future, as well as the likes of Alice In Wonderland, Dead Man, 9 and Charlie’s Angels. Here, he will play Mr World, the leader of the New Gods coalition that poses such a threat to the existing order, leading him to come directly into conflict with Mr Wednesday and Shadow Moon. Enigmatic and mysterious, there’s one hell of a story arc, and we’re happy to see that someone of the calibre of Glover has been cast for it.
Also on board is Jonathan Tucker, who has previously shown up in horrors like The Ruins and the 2003 remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as holding extended roles in TV series like Justified, Kingdom and Parenthood. In American Gods he will play Low Key Lyesmith, who enters the story as a former cellmate of Shadow in jail, although he pops up later on to play a role.
The two join a cast that already includes Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday, Sean Harris as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis and Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, with Bryan Fuller serving as showrunner alongside Michael Green.
American Gods will air on Starz in the US sometime in 2017, with a UK air date to follow. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.