I LOVED the book and now it is on television. The first episode was brilliant, staying fairly true to the book.
It is a blend of mythos, fantasy and the modern world centring around Shadow(Ricky Whittle), a prisoner released a few days early to attend the funeral of his wife. One the way to the funeral, he meets the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) who wishes to hire him for a loosely defined, mysterious position.
That is within the first ten minutes, so no spoiler.
The production is dark and lovely, though not safe for the wee ones or the puritanical, and promises to stay that way.
I am excited, but cautiously. It will take three series to complete the book. The author, Neil Gaimen is involved but is on board with expansion even within the original story. And Starz (US) plans to take the story further.
So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon
- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni
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