American Gods Casts Dane Cook as Robbie and Technical Boy Image
Starz‘s American Gods has tapped comedian / actor Dane Cook to play Robbie Burton. Without giving too much of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman away, Robbie is the best friend of a character by the name of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle). Robbie’s wife Audrey (not cast at press time) is the best friend of Moon’s wife Laura (Emily Browning). Robbie provides emotional support to Laura while Moon finishes his 3-year prison sentence.
American Gods was created by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. The duo wrote the first episode of American Gods: Season 1. The first season of American Gods is composed of the first 1/3 of Neil Gaiman’s novel.
An image of the character Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) has been released by Entertainment Weekly. The image features the hip look and feel of the new gods as opposed to the old gods.
Technical Boy Bruce Langley American Gods Image
Bruce Langley American Gods TV Show Image
American Gods‘ plot synopsis (spoilers): “The series will focus on the mysterious Shadow, a man who is released from prison a few days early after serving a three-year sentence for bank robbery when his beloved wife Laura is killed in a car accident. Flying home for the funeral, Shadow is seated next to a man who introduces himself only as Mr. Wednesday, and this man knows more about Shadow’s life, both past and present, than is possible. Shadow comes to learn that Wednesday is, in fact, the god Odin of Norse mythology and that all of the gods that mankind has ever believed in are alive in human form and live among regular people. Shadow is soon thrust into a gathering conflict between the Old gods and the so-called “New gods,” the [gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs] who believe there is no longer room on Earth for the old gods.”
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