STARZ DEBUTS FIRST IMAGE OF AMERICAN GODS’ BILQUIS, ANCIENT GODDESS OF LOVE, AHEAD OF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
Bilquis, played by Yetide Badaki (“Aquarius,” “Masters of Sex”) is an ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, and is eager to find that same relevance in today’s world.
You can expect more surprises and exclusives this weekend, as the “American Gods” cast and creative team heads down to San Diego Comic-Con. Stay tuned!
American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot 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, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.