Former Hollyoaks and Strictly 2009 star Ricky Whittle lands his biggest US role yet in this weird and wonderful eight-part fantasy drama.

Based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book, it sees Ricky play Shadow Moon, an ex-convict who takes a job as bodyguard for the mysterious Mr Wednesday (Ian McShane).

When Mr Wednesday is revealed to be the Norse god Odin, Shadow Moon becomes embroiled in a brutal war between the Old Gods and New Gods, such as Technology (Bruce Langley) and Media (Gillian Anderson), who represent our modern obsessions.