Thursday, January 28, 2016

Gratuitous Ricky Whittle

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Casting has finally begun being announced on the forthcoming adaptation of American Gods, and Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller have found their Shadow Moon -- his name is Ricky Whittle, and he is a British actor who can currently be seen on The CW's show The 100 and has previously graced the small screen with his gorgeousness on Hollyoaks and Single Ladies. And you guys?

He is astonishing to look at. Just a vision, from that beautiful bald head on down down down, deep down, very very far down. I'm shocked he'd never been on my radar before now. And I was even more shocked about that when I first googled his name a couple of hours ago and literally hundreds of pictures of him in various states of undress revealed themselves to me. Literally hundreds.

Okay let's set aside the gratuitousness just for the eensiest of split-seconds though - besides being drop dead perfect looking as a visual object, he is also drop dead perfect for Shadow Moon, right? Gaiman thinks so too, saying in this announcement that his auditions were "remarkable," while Fuller had this to say:

"We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky. Fans of the novel will find he has every bit of the heart of the character they fell in love with."

Hooray! I'm sure now that the big dog's been cast we'll be hearing lots more names dropped now - they start shooting this thing in April and if it's true to the source material this thing will probably have a very large cast. I suppose it depends on how much book they cover over the first run of episodes, but still, there are lots of Gods up in there! Speaking of gods...

... enough talking! Time to get on our knees and... pray? Say thanks, more like it. You know how I mentioned "literally hundreds" of pictures a few sentences ago? Well I gathered up over one hundred of said pictures and I'm posting them here after the jump...



























































































8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wanna suck his cock so much!

Anonymous said...

My jaws are clenched

Yummy Pizza said...

Eh, I've seen better... IN OPPOSITE LAND

J.D. Alexander said...

I am at loss for words...what a beautiful man

Anonymous said...

The 100 is a great show...sort of Hunger Gamesish. Kickass female lead, good looking guys, and they are willing to really take risks with plotting and push the envelope. And then there's Ricky running around half naked most of the time in tribal garb. You should watch it.

Chris said...

Lord Jesus there's a fire.

billybil said...

See - here's the thing - there are still magnificent men out there looking like this that we haven't seen yet. They're like out there just waiting to be seen. Lord God this is an amazing planet!!!

Anonymous said...

Is that Garrett Hedlund he's got over his shoulder in the pic where he's jumping into the pool? If so, hot.