Starz’s ‘American Gods’ Heads to Amazon Abroad

Prime will be the exclusive streaming service of the upcoming fantasy series in Britain, Germany, Austria and Japan

“American Gods,” Bryan Fuller‘s highly anticipated adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel, has found its home in the U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan: Amazon Prime.

Fans in the rest of the world will have to wait to see how they can watch the show; this distribution deal is just for territories in which Amazon Prime is available. (Netflix, which prefers to buy wholesale global rights, is therefore a less likely option, but still a possibility.) In the U.S., the FremantleMedia series will air on Starz.

In “Gods,” currently shooting in Toronto, an enigmatic young man named Shadow (Ricky Whittle) is released from prison, only to get swept up in a far more dangerous world populated by gods old and new, thanks to the even more enigmatic Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). The two embark on a road trip to try and convince the old gods brought to America that the new ones that have sprung up, like Media (played by Gillian Anderson), want nothing more than to wipe out the old-timers.

In addition to Fuller favorites like Anderson, the cast is studded with the following stars:

Gaiman’s novel has been translated into 30 languages, including German and Japanese.

“American Gods” is currently set for a 2017 debut.

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