While audiences patiently wait for “American Gods” to premiere (or at least for the show’s embargo to lift), the series’ title sequence has been released to try and make the wait a little more bearable. From the neon color scheme to some truly bizarre imagery, the show’s intro certainly gives reason to get excited for the much anticipated original series.
The main titles, which you can view below, boast a variety of symbolic imagery making up a rather intriguing totem pole, from a crucified astronaut to a neon cowboy sign. This sequence alone is packed with subtext that can be analyzed and pondered, setting up the intriguing thematic elements of the show regarding what is worshiped in our American culture.
“American Gods” is based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 award-winning novel, and stars Ricky Whittle (“Hollyoaks”), Emily Browning (“Legend”), Pablo Schreiber (“The Wire”), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”), and Ian McShane (“Ray Donovan”). The show follows a recently released convict and widower (Whittle) who becomes employed by a mysterious conman, Mr. Wednesday (McShane), who may actually be more myth than man.
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“American Gods” is being written by show creators Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal”) and Michael Green (“Logan,” “Blade Runner:2049”). The show will premiere on April 30 on Starz.