Upcoming TV show American Gods filming near Bay Roberts

Another American television series is filming scenes in Newfoundland.

Show based on fantasy novel by acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman shot scenes on Madrock hiking trails

American Gods is an upcoming fantasy television series that has filmed scenes in the Bay Roberts area of Newfoundland. (Comic-Con)

Another television series is filming scenes in Newfoundland.

American Gods, an upcoming show based on the novel by author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Stardust, Neverwhere), was shooting near Bay Roberts this weekend, in the Madrock area on the Shoreline Heritage Trail.

The show is being produced by the U.S. network Starz and will feature performances from Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane (John Wick), Emily Browning, Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future). 

It is created by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Dead Like Me) and Michael Green (Green Lantern, Sex and the City, Blade Runner).

The premise of the show involves a man getting out of prison and travelling across the United States, only to discover old gods from ancient mythology are walking the earth in human bodies and plan to wage a war against the "new American gods" of technology and media.

A trailer for the show premiered this past summer at the annual San Diego Comic-Con.

Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood welcomed the cast and crew to the area via Twitter on Sunday.

The town also posted a notice that a section of a hiking trail in the Madrock area was closed for filming.


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