SXSW 2017 – American Gods is a new STARZ show based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. We were able to attend an advanced screening of the pilot episode, along with a panel with the cast and crew, which we covered here.
Although we didn’t write up an official review of the episode, we had posted here our initial non-spoilery thoughts on the episode and how the television series fared as an adaptation, but at the request of Starz, we’ve removed it. Here’s the official statement from Starz regarding coverage of American Gods for now:
“The network has requested press respect the embargo since they will be receiving the first four episodes for review shortly after the screening. Unlike film, reviewers of episodic television prefer to review off more than just the pilot episode.”
We will be posting a critical analysis of the episode after the embargo is lifted on April 17th, and we’ll also have a recap-style review on the pilot’s air date.
Starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Orlando Jones, Corbin Bernsen, Kristin Chenoweth, Cloris Leachman, Pablo Schreiber, Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover, and more, American Gods premieres on Starz on April 30, 2017, with Season 1 running for eight episodes.
You can view all of our American Gods coverage, including trailers, images, and more, here.