‘American Gods’ Wows With Bold, Trippy Opening Credits (Video)

Ricky Whittle stars in Bryan Fuller’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel

Starz has unveiled colorful, trippy opening credits for its “American Gods” adaptation.

Ricky Whittle stars 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.”

To that end, the opening credits are full of iconic imagery, from religious symbols to signs of commerce.

“Is it strange to want action figures from a main title sequence?” co-showrunners and executive producers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green said in a statement. “Crucified astronauts, neon cowboys and S&M centaurs, we bow to Elastic and their spectacular vision. A totem of godly visions we didn’t know we needed to worship until they showed us the light with this clarion call to the ‘American Gods.’”

Emily Browning and Ian McShane also star in the series.

Eight episodes of “American Gods” will premiere Sunday, April 30 at 9 p.m. ET on Starz.