I don’t think my love for American Gods is much of a secret. Season two may have had an aura of disorder around it, but I ended up enjoying it even more than season one. And I’m eager to know what’s next. Luckily, actor Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) spoke with TV WEEK about season three and his love of pranks.
Season Three Expectations
In regards to the end of season two and what this means for him in season three, Whittle explained:
“I think we’ve just realized, as Shadow did in the finale of season two, that their relationship is a lot close than he realized, and the biggest reveal of all was Shadow figuring that out.”
He added [in regards to season three]:
“What does that mean for Shadow now? Who is he? What is he? What could he do? It’s almost like a small little origin story. What do you do when you find out that sort of thing? Can I move cups with my mind? Can I fly? It’s going to be very intriguing.”
Whittle has some fun with his cast members and his prank wars are documented on social media. Whittle revealed that while he had expected to be able to prank Mad Sweeney’s actor Pablo Schreiber more, he couldn’t due to the small number of scenes they had together:
“He had quite a bit of time off, and so he goes back to his family because he’s like a super dad. He is just one of those annoyingly amazing men, who is just good looking, talented, a beautiful heart, loving father. So I didn’t get to prank him as much as I wanted to, but I was able to definitely work through some of the rest of the cast!”
One of those castmates was the Jinn’s Mousa Kraish:
“Mousa Kraish, who plays the Jinn, has been receiving a lot of my abuse.”
He continued to say who he is looking to prank in the future:
“And I’m looking forward to next season as well. Kahyun Kim, who plays New Media, is very open to being bullied around the prank table. She’s got quite a hilarious sense of humor, so you need to watch out for her in season three, and Bruce Langley, he’s all sweet and innocent, but that Technical Boy comes from somewhere! So he’s got that little devil inside him as well.”
One actor who Whittle is not expecting to prank is the man, the myth, the legend – Ian McShane (who plays Mr. Wednesday):
“Working with Ian, he such an incredible actor and he’s so giving that he’s so easy to react to. It’s a fantastic education for a young actor to just watch his choices, so I really enjoy going toe-to-toe with some of the best actors of our generation.”
What Do We Know?
There is not much known yet of what season three will bring, but we know that Shadow will be traveling to Lakeside. Plus, he has to deal with the reveal of Wednesday being his father. I’m also looking forward to seeing if anything comes from the shot of Laura Moon carrying Mad Sweeney’s body off. And, what can we expect from Quantum Boy, a character who never appeared in the novel?
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