‘American Gods’ Casts Jonathan Tucker, Crispin Glover

Actors join Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman novel starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane

Last Updated: April 14, 2016 @ 12:31 PM

Starz’s “American Gods” has added Crispin Glover and Jonathan Tucker to its growing cast, TheWrap has learned.

Ricky Whittle stars as Shadow in the adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel, which 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.”

Emily Browning and Ian McShane also star. Michael Green and Bryan Fuller will act as showrunners and executive producers, while David Slade will direct.

Tucker will play the role of Low Key Lyesmith. Shadow’s one confidante in prison, Low Key is a surprisingly philosophical individual. Wiry and fast talking, with an offbeat sense of humor, he has a theory for everything and gives Shadow some sage advice to ready him for the outside world.

Glover will take on the role of Mr. World, the seemingly omniscient leader at the center of the New Gods coalition, sometimes more challenged by his own subordinates than his enemies. In keeping an eye on the activities of the Old Gods, he realizes that their ringleader, Mr. Wednesday, poses an imminent threat.

Glover is known for such classic roles as George McFly in “Back to the Future,” Willard Stiles in “Willard,” and Andy Warhol in Oliver Stone‘s “The Doors.” He is represented by APA.

Tucker is known for shows like “The Black Donnellys” and “Parenthood,” as well as DirecTV’s current series “Kingdom.” He is represented by UTA and Management 360.

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