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A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ricky Whittle ...  Shadow Moon 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Emily Browning ...  Laura Moon / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Crispin Glover ...  Mr. World 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Yetide Badaki ...  Bilquis 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Bruce Langley ...  Technical Boy 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Pablo Schreiber ...  Mad Sweeney 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Ian McShane ...  Mr. Wednesday 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Demore Barnes ...  Mr. Ibis 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Omid Abtahi ...  Salim 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Orlando Jones ...  Mr. Nancy 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Mousa Kraish ...  The Jinn 10 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same. Written by HarperTorch

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Taglines:

You are what you worship. (Season 1) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Gods See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Actor Orlando Jones received a consulting producer on the second season because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "after some actors, including star Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), began taking passes at improving dialogue, the production was forced to enlist Jones as a writer on the series so a member of the WGA would be credited with writing instead of having actors violating guild rules". See more »

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Mr. Wednesday's Missouri license plate starts with the number 3. In Missouri, only trucks have license plates that start with a number. His 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham would start with a letter, or better yet would be eligible for Missouri historic vehicle plates. See more »


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Finally, Its here! "AMERICAN GODS"
1 May 2017 | by Awas7021See all my reviews

After years of waiting its here, American gods first episode of its TV adaption from the best seller novel by Neil Gaiman as a reader of the original source materiel i cant be more thrilled. I am a fan of Bryan Fuller previous work "Hannibal" so i think that style of cinematography fits American gods despite being a bit bizarre but still fits really well with the theme of this show. The two main characters and Rickey and Ian are great so far, specially Mr. Wednesday the character and the actor are so perfect, also the acting thus far i have to say is really good. Well overall its been a good premier episode and its better than my expectation and cant wait for this to turn into something special or at least do good for the novel and its characters and content overall.


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