American Gods

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  1. Adebisi What a time to be alive
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    American Gods

    Genre: Drama, Fantasy

    First Aired: 2017-07-01

    Overview: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.


    Ian McShane to Star in for Starz - Hollywood Reporter
     
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    So that pretty much guarantees McShane will be dead before it films.

    There's no way something could be cast any more perfect or done better. Hollywood, don't make me praise you.
     
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    I'm about a third of the way through the 10th anniversary audio book with the full cast recording. The dude playing Mr. Wednesday sounds just like Ian McShane. As a huge McShane fan, I'm fucking psyched for the show. Perfect casting.
     
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    Awesome! Been waiting for this. HBO was supposed to run with it. Wonder what happen...
     
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    They decided they had enough money getting printed by GoT?
     
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    Now they just need to cast the dude who played Mister Wu as someone.
     
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    American Gods is one of those shows that was in development hell for a while. It was in the works at HBO for about 3 years, but they werenever satisfied with the script:

    Thankfully, they decided to drop the rights, giving someone else a chance to work on it, rather than forcing through something they were never happy with.
     
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    Been pretty happy with the casting but they cast Dane cook as Robbie. Did see cook in one serious role I'm pretty sure where he wasn't terrible
    wonder if the changes to technical boy not being a fat internet blogger was some of the issues,
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    Dane Cook gets my respect as an actor from Mr. Brooks. I thought he was great in that.
     
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    Unless they divert significantly from the book, the character Dane Cook plays really isn't major. Even if he is terrible, I don't think it'd have much impact on the show. But, I have no reason to question Bryan Fuller's casting choices at this point.

    I'm confused as to what Dane Cook's casting has to do with Technical Boy not being fat.
     
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    It doesnt I was typing on a shitty Ipad and forgot to put a period in there.
     
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    He isn't major, but if you remember the book, Cook is a pretty good choice for that role. Robbie seemed pretty much like a smarmie douchebag to me.
     
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    They did say they they were expanding on characters that weren't huge in the books but that probably means technical boy and other gods like that.
     
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    Hnnnng! I really hope it's early 2017.
     
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    You have to remember American Gods came out in 2001 and the internet was a much different place, so it was much easier to base him off a person like Harry Knowles from Aintitcool who was an early internet celebrity due to his Movie/TV website.

    However, in the modern era, popular bloggers / youtube celebrities don't conform to the "lol fat internet slob" stereotype anymore.
     
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    I forgot Swearengin was cast as Mr. Wednesday. That is fucking awesome, sign me the fuck up.
     
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    They should have cast Milo.
     
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