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The First American Gods Trailer Backs Up the Hype

The series will premiere in 2017

Malcolm Venable

Starz unveiled a trailer for its highly anticipated series American Gods at Comic-Con on Friday.

The clip takes viewers on a short journey though the eyes of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), the series' protagonist. The moody and glossy clip shows Shadow being released from jail, and learning his wife Laura (Emily Browning) is dead and then being recruited by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who'll introduce him to a new supernatural world.

The only thing the trailer is missing to make us more excited about the series is Kristin Chenoweth -- who will be playing Easter, we learned during a surprise announcement at the panel.

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American Gods is an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel and will be helmed by Pushing Daisies and Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller. It centrs a war between gods from the Bible and classic mythology versus new group of gods "reflecting society's modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs."

American Gods is filming now and will premiere in 2017 on Starz.