Following the announcement that Kristen Chenoweth would be playing the character of Easter (which is perfect casting) in the Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel American Gods, the network debuted the first footage from the series at the panel and immediately put it online for the rest of us to consume. I read the book and wasn't crazy about how slow the pacing was, but the visuals of the show are outstanding and I wonder if the whole story might play better for me across hours of television instead of pages of a novel. We'll see when American Gods comes to Starz sometime in 2017.
The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.