“American Gods” revolves around the battle between two group of gods; the old (from classic mythology) and the new (from today’s realm). At the center is Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con released early from jail following the tragic death of his wife (Emily Browning). While figuring out how he’s going to pick up the pieces of his life, Shadow encounters enigmatic stranger Mr. Wednesday, played by fan favorite Ian McShane. If you haven’t seen the brilliant David Milch HBO drama “Deadwood” then you may not be familiar with McShane – which is unfortunate.
If you’ve read the source material it is not hard to see McShane in the role of Mr. Wednesday. His sharp wit, charismatic personality and stone cold exterior personify the character. It also makes him the perfect shepherd for a cast that includes Crispin Glover, Pablo Schreiber, Cloris Leachman, Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Orlando Jones, Dane Cook, Corbin Bernsen and Jeremy Davis among many many others.