While many are likely to know some of Mr. Wednesday’s secrets from reading the novel, here’s how the character is being teased by Starz:
Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane, is a crafty and endlessly charismatic con man, full of perverse wisdom, curious magic, and grand plans to unite the Old Gods in a battle for power against the New Gods. In this clip from the pilot episode, he meets Ricky Whittle’s Shadow Moon as Shadow returns home from prison to attend his wife’s funeral.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon; Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday; Emily Browning as Laura Moon and Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World and Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy.