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Emily Browning Joins the American Gods Cast

Emily Browning in Sucker Punch - American Gods Cast Grows

The American Gods Cast is Getting Amazing

Over these past months, we have found out many interesting things about Neil Gaiman’s American Gods adaptation – first that it would be written and produced by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz, then some casting details, namely that protagonist Shadow Moon will be played by Ricky Whittle and Mr. Wednesday would be played by Ian McShane.

Now it’s time for some more new about the Amercian Gods cast: Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Pompeii) will be joining the cast in the role of Laura Moon, Shadow Moon’s wife. Gaiman had this to say regarding the casting, via press release:

I’ve been fascinated by Emily Browning since A Series of Unfortunate Events. She has a challenge ahead of her: Laura is a tricky character, and the Laura on the screen is even trickier and more dangerous than the one on the page. She’s going to have a wonderful time bringing Laura to life.

Fuller and Green are also very excited about this casting saying: “You don’t need a magical coin when you have Emily Browning. She brings a fascinating spark of life to every role she inhabits and we are tickled she will be lighting up Laura Moon and bringing her to life in more ways than one on American Gods.

The book and the upcoming TV show follow a mysterious man called Shadow, who is released from prison a few days early after serving a three year sentence for a bank robbery. On his way home he encounters an enigmatic man called Mr. Wednesday, who turns out to be a Norse god Odin himself, who is in search of followers who will help him defeat the New Gods.

Shadow’s wife, Laura, has been awaiting his release from prison. “Little does she know,” the press release reads, “that she will go on an unexpected journey that leads her to an epiphany about her relationship and affords her a second chance to get things right.

Image: Warner Brothers

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