Amazon Prime Video hosted its most unusual screening ever yesterday as it played the entire first season of new hit show American Gods…to the Gods.
The dusk-to-dawn, 8-hour rooftop screening held at Tobacco Docks, London, played the show straight up into the Heavens to mark the release of every episode on Amazon Prime Video.
The TV series from the Neil Gaiman-book of the same name follows Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday, the leader of Old Gods, and Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Wednesday’s bodyguard, as they travel across America in a battle against the New Gods including Gillian Anderson as the God of Media.
The show is available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video and has already been commissioned for a second series.
American Gods (2001) is a novel by English author Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centring on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. Several of the themes were previously alluded to in his The Sandman comic book series.
The book was published in 2001 by Headline in the United Kingdom and by William Morrow in the United States. It gained a positive critical response and won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2002.
A special tenth anniversary edition, which includes the “author’s preferred text” and 12,000 additional words, was published in June 2011 by William Morrow. Two audio versions of the book were produced and published by Harper Audio: an unabridged version of the original published edition, read by George Guidall, released in 2001; and a full cast audiobook version of the tenth anniversary edition, released in 2011. In March 2017, The Folio Society published a special collector’s edition of American Gods, with many corrections to the author’s preferred text version.
In April 2017, Starz began airing a television adaptation of the novel. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green serve as showrunners, and Gaiman is an executive producer.
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