'American Gods' Clip Shows a Faithfully Adapted Rant from the Book

Saturday, 15 April 2017 - 4:50PM
American Gods
Saturday, 15 April 2017 - 4:50PM
'American Gods' Clip Shows a Faithfully Adapted Rant from the Book
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American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Americana/fantasy novel, should be very visually striking to watch when it comes out. The source material has more than its fair share of weirdness, following a war between Old and New Gods in present-day America, and what we've seen of the show suggests it's trying to capture that.

In a new clip released less than a week from the show's premiere on Starz, we get introduced to protagonist Shadow Moon in prison, making birdhouses with some suspiciously outhouse-looking designs on them. It's a really early scene from the book: Shadow's cellmate, Low Key Lyesmith, wishes Shadow luck before he leaves prison with a long rant about a former prisoner who threatened an employee at the airport. 



While it may not have any obvious godlike stuff happening quite yet (that comes later), it does show off some of the show's offbeat humor. Impressively, it's also lifted nearly word-for-word from Gaiman's novel, adding its own flair with little things like Low Key dramatically placing those screws at the end.

Assuming the rest of the show sticks to the book that faithfully, even through the story's trippier moments, then we won't spoil anything about how that "bitches in airports" speech is important. Only that the clip ends with Shadow in the airport, only a moment away from meeting a very important character sitting by him on the plane.

American Gods premieres April 20, 2017 on Starz.

Via: Nerdist
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