Ian McShane Joins Starz’s American Gods, Will Continue to Curse at Premium-Cable Level

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Actor Ian McShaneattends the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2011 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Ian McShane. Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Just like you don’t cast Michael Caine in a silent film, you don’t put Ian McShane somewhere other than premium cable. Anywhere else and the Deadwood veteran won’t be able to use his greatest skill: unleashing colorful, eloquent fountains of profanity. Fittingly, today brings news that McShane has been cast in Starz’s American Gods as Mr. Wednesday, a con artist who turns out to be … well, we won’t spoil it. Just know that McShane is where he belongs. Enjoy a hearty cocksucker in celebration.

Ian McShane Joins Starz’s American Gods