Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley Preview Starz’s American Gods Season Three [Exclusive Interview]

Yetide Badaki
Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley in Starz’s American Gods

The battle between the new gods and the old gods ranges on.

In Starz’s American Gods, season three sets up more chess maneuvering with Odin and Mr. World. With Shadow in the middle, he’ll forge his on destiny.

Here’s the synopsis for season three:

American Gods is the epic story of an inevitable war building between the Old Gods of mythology and our New Gods of technology. Whittle stars as ex-con Shadow Moon, a man pulled into the service of the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane (“Deadwood”, John Wick) — only to discover that not only is his charismatic but un-trustable boss actually the Norse All-Father god Odin, he’s also…Shadow’s father.

In Season 3 Shadow angrily pushes this apparent destiny away, and settles in the idyllic snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin — to make his own path, guided by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas. But he’ll soon discover that this town’s still waters run deep, and dark, and bloody, and that you don’t get to simply reject being a god. The only choice — and a choice you have to make — is what kind of god you’re going to be.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actors Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley on their upcoming narratives for season three. Badaki portrays the seductive Bilquis goddess, who tries to be on the sidelines of the war. As for Langley, he continues in his struggle as Technical Boy, the go-to god for Mr. World.

Yetide Badaki is an actress, writer, and producer known for her roles on Starz’s American Gods and NBC’s This Is Us as Chi Chi. She made appearances on several television shows, including NCIS: New Orleans, Masters of Sex, and Criminal Minds.

Bruce Langley started his career with short films, such as Lie, The Prime Location, and How to Give a Jailhouse Tattoo. In 2015, he played Jake in Deadly Waters about a young man who falls in love with a dangerous siren.

American Gods season three premieres today on Starz.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Starz

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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