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‘American Gods’ Casts Dane Cook as Ricky Whittle’s Best Friend

Starz adaptation is based on Neil Gaiman’s bestselling book of the same name

“American Gods” hast cast Dane Cook in the role of Robbie, best friend to main character Shadow Moon, played by Ricky Whittle.

Robbie is Shadow’s best friend prior to Shadow’s imprisonment, which precedes the start of the book. Married to Shadow’s wife Laura’s (Emily Browning) best friend Audrey, Robbie and Laura are drawn closer together as Shadow’s release date approaches.

The adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel portrays a war between the old gods of biblical and mythological roots and a new group of gods “reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.”

Ian McShane also stars, along with Gillian Anderson, Orlando Jones, Jonathan Tucker and Pablo Schreiber. Michael Green and Bryan Fuller will act as showrunners and executive producers, while David Slade will direct.

“American Gods” is currently filming and will premiere on Starz in 2017.