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Gods go to war in the first trailer for American Gods

Showrunner Bryan Fuller’s unique aesthetic is fully on display


American Gods is only a few short months away from premiering and Starz has released the first trailer for the series. It can be seen below.

If you’re a fan of Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, the trailer will be especially appealing. The strange, whimsical aesthetic Fuller brought to both that series and Pushing Daisies can be seen in the short trailer. The colors are incredibly vibrant, and it feels almost fantastical in nature. It seems pretty clear that like other shows which rely heavily on a striking visual aesthetic — think Legion American Gods will play with effects quite a bit.

The trailer also introduces the new batch of gods who will be going to war with one another. One one side there are the old gods, led by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and his bodyguard Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle). On the other are the newer, more self-absorbed gods who are obsessed with beauty, fame, sex and materialistic goods. The trailer does a pretty good job of setting up the main premise of the series and putting Fuller’s talents as an executive producer on display.

American Gods is set to debut on April 30.

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