Deadline reports Pablo Schreiber has replaced Sean Harris in the American Gods TV show role of Mad Sweeney. The Starz TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel, is currently filming in Toronto.
As previously reported, Harris left the role of Mad Sweeney, for personal reasons. Here is more, from Deadline.
The series chronicles a war that is brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a conman who in reality is one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities.
Mad Sweeney is a down on his luck leprechaun, who is having a hard time understanding how he lost his charm and way. Always up for a good fight, Sweeney is never deprived while in the employment of Mr. Wednesday.
What do you think? Can you see Schreiber as the Mad Sweeney character? Are you excited for the upcoming American Gods TV show on Starz? Tell us.