Comedian/Actor Dane Cook has been cast in AMERICAN GODS

Workaholics’ Dane Cook has signed on to play Shadow’s best friend on Starz’s American Gods series.

Stand-up comedian and actor Dane Cook will be joining the cast of American Gods, the TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel. He’ll be playing Robbie Burton, best friend to Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle). Robbie owns Muscle Farm and promised a job for Shadow once he got out of prison.

According to the book, things don’t quite go as planned once Shadow gets out of prison. Shadow then becomes the bodyguard to Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane).

The plot of American Gods posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon (Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a conman who in reality is one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

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How much Dane plays into this series we won’t know, unless you’ve read the book.Still, even if you did read the book, we don’t know how much of the series will actually follow the book. Since American Gods is only one book, and the adaptation aims to be a continuing series, it’s likely there’ll be a lot of changes.

Hmm… I wonder if Cook will be giving the SuFi on the show?


Source: Deadline

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