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American Gods premieres Sunday, April 30 at 9/8c on Starz.

The brooding Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) prepares for an epic war of deities in the surreal new trailer for Starz fantasy-drama American Gods. Now that show was one insane gorefest, and the new teaser for American Gods looks just as violent. It's a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media.

Our first look at the show a year ago introduced Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), who is recruited by Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) to help in a coming war between the gods of the old world and those of the new. World, and Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they've lost.

Gillian Anderson plays Media, Kristin Chenoweth is Easter, Jonathan Tucker is Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman is Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare plays Czernobog, Chris Obi is Anubis, Demore Barnes is Mr. Ibis, Corbin Bernsen is Vulcan, and Mousa Kraish is The Jinn.

Ian McShane looks set for his darkest role yet in the upcoming series American Gods. Meanwhile, FMNA's Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk will executively produce along with Fuller, Green, Slade, Adam Kane and Neil Gaiman. Starz retains all network pay TV and SVOD rights to the project.

American Gods is created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Greene, who wrote the first episode and serve as showrunners.