If you’re looking for pure escapism from a world in political turmoil look no further than Starz’ new series American Gods which is due to air next month. To mark the countdown today has seen the  release of ten posters, each featuring one of the main characters.

So what exactly is American Gods about? Starz has adapted English author (who is best known for Stardust and Coraline) Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. We caught up with Gaiman at the Empire awards who proceeded to tell us a little on the series we certainly share his excitement.

The series will follow Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after his beloved wife Laura is killed. Shadow finds himself next to a man named Wednesday (Ian McShane), who offers Shadow a job. Wednesday appears to be nothing but a con artist who needs Shadow as a bodyguard but is, in fact, the god Odin. Wednesday is making his way across America, gathering all the old gods, who have now incorporated themselves into American life, to confront the New Gods, including Media and Technology, who grow stronger.

The show which has been created by Hannibal creator, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will premiere on April the 30th.

Take a look at the posters below and brief character outline.

Shadow Moon played by Ricky Whittle

American Gods Character Poster - Shadow Moon Ricky Whittle

Ex-Con and Mr. Wednesday’s Bodyguard and travelling companion who has a hard time dealing with a world of gods and magic.

Mr Wednesday played by Ian McShane

American Gods Character Poster - Mr Wednesday Ian McShane

A Crafty and Charismatic con man, full of perverse wisdom, curious magic and grand plans to unite old ghosts in a battle for power against the new gods.

Laura Moon played by Emily Browning

American Gods Character Poster - Laura Moon Emily Browning

Shadow Moon’s ethereal wife, her journey will consist of an epiphany concerning her relationship which gives her a second chance of getting it right.

Mad Sweeney played by Pablo Schreiber

American Gods Character Poster - Mad Sweeney

A leprechaun who is down on his luck and lost his charm.

Technical Boy played by Bruce Langley

American Gods Character Poster - Technical Boy

A new god, purveyor of all things technology desperate to prove himself and gain respect.

Bilquis played by Yetide Badaki

American Gods Character Poster - Bilquis

An Ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she once had eras ago.

Mr Nancy played by Orlando Jones

American Gods Character Poster - Mr. Nancy

The Trickster God of West African folklore more commonly known as Anansi.

Easter played by Kristin Chenoweth

American Gods Character Poster - Easter

The God of Spring.

Czernobog played by Peter Stormare

American Gods Character Poster - Czernobog

The God of Evil. A Slavic deity, whose name means black god.

Mr World played by Crispin Glover

American Gods Character Poster - Mr World Crispin Glover

Mr World, in Norse mythology, is also known as Loki, Loki sometimes assists the gods and sometimes behaves in a malicious manner towards them.

A world of pure imagination awaits in American Gods and it looks gruesome and intriguingly awesome just from the vibrant posters alone. We’ll be watching this one very closely.