Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congrats to actors Chris Obi and Ricky Wittle! The two will joining legendary actress Cloris Leachman in the new STARZ drama “American Gods.” The one-hour series is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel.

In “American Gods,” Leachman plays Zorya Vechernyaya, the eldest of three sisters who watch over the constellations, guarding against horrors forgotten by modern man. Once accustomed to royal status, the sisters have learned to survive on far less in a country that has no memory of them.

Rounding out the cast is Peter Stormare, Mousa Kraish, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Sean Harris, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langely, Crispin Glover and Jonathan Tucker.

Starz and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) began production this week in Toronto, Canada and will continue shooting the 10-episode first season in additional locations across America.

Stay tuned…

Photo Credits: STARZ