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American Gods' Ricky Whittle Post Made Us Feel Bad About Our 6th Plate

You didn't need to do us dirty like that, STARZ's American Gods. Things were flowing along fine between us over the past few weeks, with the adaptation of author and executive producer Neil Gaiman's novel taking viewers on a journey to catch up with how the new gods, the old gods, and the mortals are holding up heading into the third season- reconnecting with familiar faces while also introducing new players in the growing war between the gods. Then Sunday came along and the show's social media account tweeted out an image of Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) on the set and without a shirt. Normally, there's no issue with that and we're happy to let him bask in all of his glory for however long he likes. But this time? We have an issue- not with Whittle but with whoever wrote one of the tweets. Why? Because we don't need to be reminded how much we like to do belly flops into gravy and freebase pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. We know. We count the plates, dammit! 

American Gods star Ricky Whittle on set. (Image: STARZ)
American Gods star Ricky Whittle on set. (Image: STARZ)

But do you know what the worst part is? Getting shamed by my fellow countrymen and countrywomen- as you'll see from the tweet below:

Meanwhile, our international counterparts get treated in a much nicer manner (and yes, we know only the U.S, celebrates Thanksgiving but still…). Now excuse us while we head to the kitchen- there's some stuffing in the fridge that's calling to us like an old god in need of worshipping:

"American Gods" is the epic story of an inevitable war building between the Old Gods of mythology and our New Gods of technology. Whittle stars as ex-con Shadow Moon, a man pulled into the service of the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane ("Deadwood", John Wick) — only to discover that not only is his charismatic but un-trustable boss actually the Norse All-Father god Odin, he's also…Shadow's father.

In Season Three, Shadow angrily pushes this apparent destiny away and settles in the idyllic snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin — to make his own path, guided by the gods of his Black ancestors, the Orishas. But he'll soon discover that this town's still waters run deep, and dark, and bloody, and that you don't get to simply reject being a god. The only choice — and a choice you have to make — is what kind of god you're going to be.

STARZ'S American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) as 'Shadow Moon,' Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, The Affair) as Laura Moon, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, This Is Us) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Omid Abtahi (The Mandalorian, Damien) as Salim, Ashley Reyes (Night Has Settled) as Cordelia, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as World, Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys, Waco) as Mr. Ibis, Devery Jacobs (Cardinal, The Order) as Sam Black Crow, and Blythe Danner (Huff, Will & Grace) as Demeter.

American Gods' Ricky Whittle Post Made Us Feel Bad About Our 6th Plate

The series also stars Marilyn Manson (Salem, Sons of Anarchy) as Johan Wengren, Julia Sweeney (Shrill, Saturday Night Live) as Hinzelmann, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, InHumans) as Liam Doyle, Danny Trejo (Machete) as World, Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break) as Czernobog, Denis O'Hare (True Blood, Dallas Buyers Club) as Tyr, Lela Loren (Power, Altered Carbon) as Marguerite Olsen, Dominique Jackson (Pose) as World, Wale (American Honey, Godfather of Harlem) as Chango, Herizen Guardiola (The Get Down) as Oshun, and Eric Johnson (The Girlfriend Experience, Vikings) as Chad Mulligan.

American Gods Season 3 2020
American Gods Season 3 2020

Produced by Fremantle with Executive Producer Charles H. Eglee serving as Showrunner, alongside Executive Producers Neil Gaiman, Anne Kenney, Damian Kindler, David Paul Francis, Mark Tinker, Ian McShane, Craig Cegielski, and Stefanie Berk, American Gods returns for its third season on Sunday, January 10, 2021, to STARZ.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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