Watch the opening sequence of American Gods

American GodsStarz has released the colorful and exciting opening sequence for its upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, featuring very interesting imagery.

As the premiere for American Gods draws nearer and nearer, more amazing content is being released online, to whet our appetite for this fascinating new series. There have been trailers and character posters and now we even have the actual opening titles.

The short clip is a colorful and almost psychedelic minute and a half showing many religious and mythological symbols, a unique mix characteristic of the source material, and all lit in neon lights. The music is upbeat and intriguing and every image represents one of the numerous deities who will be making their appearance in the show.

American GodsAccording to Deadline, Showrunners and EPs Bryan Fuller and Michael Green expressed their excitement about the sequence:

“Is it strange to want action figures from a main title sequence?…Crucified astronauts, neon cowboys and S&M centaurs — we bow to Elastic and their spectacular vision. A totem of godly visions we didn’t know we needed to worship until they showed us the light with this clarion call to the American Gods.”

American Gods follows the fascinating adventures of an ex-con named Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle) who becomes embroiled in a conflict between powerful deities after he becomes the bodyguard to the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday (played by Deadwood‘s Ian McShane). It is based on the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman.

The cast of American Gods also includes Gillian Anderson, Sean Harris, Yetide Bataki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Mousa Kraish, Orlando Jones, Jeremy Davies, Demore Barnes, and Kristin Chenoweth. They all play deities in the show’s extensive mythos, all struggling to retain relevance in a world with shifting values.

American Gods will premiere on April 30 on Starz.

Check out the opening below: