Based on the bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman, the Bryan Fuller and Michael Green-produced TV adaptation of American Gods will surely drop jaws and blow minds when it finally premieres on April 30. So far the wait has been excruciating, but at least Starz is kind enough to drop us little bits and pieces of what we can expect from the series, including some extremely iconic moments from the book that are finally being brought to life.
As we learned in last week’s exclusive clip, the one thing you absolutely should not do is mess with the people who work at airports. But what’d you do when your fellow airplane passengers start trying to mess with you? That’s the position that our protagonist, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), finds himself in in this clip, which you can watch below:
In this new clip from the series premiere, Shadow has what he believes to be a chance encounter with a con artist in first class (Ian McShane) who totally has him pegged. His name? Mr. Wednesday. Or is it? And is his dead-on accurate reading of what Shadow’s mom was just a lucky guess, or is there something more mysterious going on here? The show isn’t called American Totally Normal People Who Happen To Be Good At Reading Each Other, so I’ll let you figure it out for yourselves.
Fellow bibliophiles, does Shadow and Wednesday’s first meeting play out exactly as you pictured it? Let us know what you think, and which scene you’re excited to see next, in the comments below.