A spot for Shadow Moon, the universe’s punching bag, to catch his breath, make some regular mates, and keep away from the world that his father launched him to? If that sounds too good to be true, that’s as a result of, as Whittle places it a number of instances in his interview, “this is American Gods, and Shadow’s not allowed to be happy.” On its floor, just like the lake itself, Lakeside is calm, placid, and exquisite. Under the ice, nevertheless, there’s something extra occurring there.
“There is a dark underbelly, and unfortunately for him, things take a turn,” Whittle says. “The only thing that has changed in the town is there is a new guy. So all the questions and heads start to turn towards Shadow as they start to think that he’s maybe hiding something. Unfortunately, for Shadow, it’s a lot bigger than what they think. So the walls are closing in on Shadow. Again, he finds himself trying to hide information from people he cares about.”
A person with secrets and techniques, and a city with secrets and techniques. Lakeside slows issues down for American Gods, and permits the performer, and the viewer, extra alternatives to discover the fabric and the psychology behind the characters themselves. For as soon as, the thriller isn’t immediately round Shadow, however exterior of him, and that offers each the character and Ricky Whittle an opportunity to be extra actively concerned in issues.
“Shadow really grows in this season. You really start to see him grow into his position as he starts to decide what kind of god and person he wants to be in this world,” Whittle says.
It is all half of a bigger season 3 narrative of self-discovery, each for Shadow and for the opposite characters concerned within the storyline. Everyone is getting a break from the struggle, at the very least for a bit, to concentrate on themselves and their very own wants whereas Wednesday politics within the background. Old One-Eyed’s work isn’t finished, not by a longshot, however wars are fought with our bodies and assets, and whereas World is in disarray, Odin has a possibility to go to work and the gods, each previous and new, are given an opportunity to determine their place as soon as extra.