The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is getting a Blu-ray, DVD and digital download release in the UK, France and Germany after STUDIOCANAL snapped up exclusive home entertainment rights to the series in those countries.
Based on Hugo Award-winning fantasy novel, the series uncovers a power struggle between the traditional gods of mythological roots and an upstart pantheon of gods whose behaviour reflects modern society’s love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) stars as protagonist ex-con Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Mr. Wednesday who enlists Shadow Moon as part of his cross-country mission, and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Shadow’s wife, Laura Moon.
The show also features Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, Orange Is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bisques.
American Gods will make its UK debut on Amazon Prime Video next month but a deal between producers FremantleMedia and STUDIOCANAL means non-members will also be able to see the series.
FremantleMedia’s Pete Kalhan said: “American Gods has already received much praise with incredible reviews rolling in from critics the world over which is testament to the quality of this amazing series.
“STUDIOCANAL presented such passion for the series and have a fantastic knowledge of the show’s origins. We’re looking forward to partnering with them for American Gods.”
John Rodden, STUDIOCANAL’s General Manager of UK Home Entertainment adds “We’re hugely excited to be releasing American Gods in the UK, France and Germany.
“The combination of the unique creative vision of Neil Gaiman with the extraordinary imagination of Bryan Fuller and Michael Green was impossible to resist.
“We think the series will delight and amaze fans of these visionary artists and become must-see event television for a wide audience of new believers.”
No date has been confirmed for the home entertainment release.