Today’s your lucky day, Neil Gaiman fans—and it’s not even Wednesday. Because San Diego Comic-Con is nothing if not an embarrassment of riches, Starz released a brand-new trailer for Bryan Fuller‘s televised adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s epic novel, American Gods. And—ooooooh weeee—is it somehow better than we even anticipated.
Take a look at the Comic-Con trailer below:
In it we get a look at the small screen version of the story’s vastly expanded narrative. As Gaiman mentioned during our Conival interview, the characters that imbue Shadow Moon’s (Ricky Whittle) bizarre new world are getting seriously upgraded, with more backstory and involvement in the war between the old gods and the new.
What we don’t get? A premiere date or a look at Kristin Chenoweth, who joined the cast at their SDCC panel on Friday where it was revealed that she will play Easter. It’s a bit of a reunion of sorts for Chenoweth and Fuller, who worked together on Pushing Daisies. For those not in the know, Easter was once known as Ostara, goddess of spring, and plays a major role in some of the novel’s most climactic moments. Considering that the gods need adoration and worship (of a sort), Easter has come to embrace the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies associated with the holiday that bears her name in an effort to stay relevant (and, in some ways, alive).
Needless to say, we cannot WAIT for more details and looks at American Gods. And we can’t wait for you all to see footage from our interview with the cast—so keep it locked right here to Nerdist for all the latest.