Newswire: Witness the deific nightmare of American Gods’ title sequence

Starz’s American Gods series, which is based on the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman and counts Bryan Fuller as one of its showrunners, is about a coming war between old gods that represent traditional belief systems and new gods based on modern obsessions like technology and celebrity. Given that premise, it naturally has a pretty wild opening title sequence combining religious iconography with modern delights like wires, drugs, and machine guns. Starz has released that opening sequence—which was created by a studio called Elastic—ahead of the show’s April 30 premiere date, and you can see it for yourself below.

In a statement (via Deadline), Fuller and fellow showrunner Michael Green asked if it’s strange “to want action figures from a main title sequence” and highlighted the “crucified astronauts, neon cowboys, and S&M centaurs” as their favorite details.

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