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Actor & Comedian Dane Cook has joined the cast of Starz supernatural drama American Gods.


Cook is set to play Robbie in the adaption of Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. Robbie is the best friend of Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle) and is married to Audrey who is best friend to Shadow’s wife Laura.

American Gods revolves around 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 (Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a conman who in reality is one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.

SOURCE: Deadline.com