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The ridiculously impressive cast of American Gods continues to grow.
Via Deadline, the series has added Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Fast & Furious), Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), and Peter Stormare (Fargo, Until Dawn).
Kraish joins American Gods as the Jinn, “a mythical creature of the fire who understands a person’s deepest desires.” Obi will play Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead. Leachman’s Zorya Vechernyaya is “the eldest of three sisters who watch over the constellations, guarding against horrors forgotten by modern man.” And Stormare has been cast as Czernobog, a Slavic god of darkness and evil who doesn’t completely trust Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane).
In addition to McShane, previously announced cast members include Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Crispin Glover as Mr. World (perfect casting), Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith, Sean Harris as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, and Bruce Langley as Technical Boy.
The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel, which centers on the conflict between old and new gods, is set to run for 10 episodes. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green serve as writers and showrunners on the series, and David Slade is set to direct the pilot episode.