Logan & Sons Director David Slade Kicks off ‘American Gods’ to Critical Acclaim

Logan & Sons director David Slade, famed for his commercial work for the likes of Assassin’s Creed and MTV, genre-blurring music videos, and acclaimed film and TV projects including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night and Hannibal, helms the roaring start to season 1 of American Gods, the Starz network’s stirring new adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s mythical, eponymous 2001 novel.

Featuring a cavalcade of established TV and film stars including Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, American Gods pits Old Gods against New Gods in a battle for relevance, as the power and seduction of money, technology and celebrity abounds.

The British filmmaker, who directs the series’ first three episodes and also serves as an executive producer, imbues American Gods with his rich, uncanny visual style that has won him praise from his early work on music videos for Aphex Twin, Tori Amos and Stone Temple Pilots, among others, to his envelope-pushing creations for NBC’s Hannibal.

The Atlantic has hailed American Gods as “gorgeously conceived” and “vastly imaginative,” while the Boston Globe called it “relentlessly stunning” and “light and color costar in every shot.”

With his genre-blurring portfolio and career, which effortlessly slides between reality, terror, glamour and fantasy, Logan & Sons’ Slade serves as the ideal filmmaker to bring Gaiman’s otherworldly vision to stunning, surrealistic life.

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