Ricky Whittle cast as Shadow Moon

US cable network Starz is working on an adaptation of American Gods, by Neil Gaiman and they’ve just cast their lead. Ricky Whittle will play the shows hero, Shadow Moon. Whittle is probably best known for his work on Hollyoaks.

Neil Gaiman said:

“I’m thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I’m delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”

American Gods is set to air in late 2016.