American Gods drops a blood-soaked new trailer, and Twitter goes wild

The upcoming TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel American Gods is hitting the small screen soon, and today Starz unveiled a bloody, terrific new trailer that sets up an all-out war between old gods and new ones. Check it out:

That looks pretty damn incredible, and it looks like the internet agrees. Twitter users went nuts when they saw it:

The trailer also received the seal of approval from one very important person:

I actually read Gaiman’s novel last year after hearing people rave about it for the past decade, but I was ultimately disappointed because I thought the pacing was painfully slow. Thankfully, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be the case with the TV version, because this trailer is stuffed with so much jaw-dropping imagery that it makes me think this story will work far better as a show than it does on the page.

Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and executive produced by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (Logan, Heroes, Smallville), American Gods stars Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, and Emily Browning and premieres on Starz on April 30, 2017.

Image: Starz

Ben Pearson
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