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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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Series cast summary:
Ricky Whittle ...  Shadow Moon 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Emily Browning ...  Laura Moon / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Pablo Schreiber ...  Mad Sweeney 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Crispin Glover ...  Mr. World 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Bruce Langley ...  Technical Boy 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Yetide Badaki ...  Bilquis 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Ian McShane ...  Mr. Wednesday 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Kahyun Kim ...  New Media 6 episodes, 2019
Gillian Anderson ...  Media 4 episodes, 2017
Demore Barnes ...  Mr. Ibis 4 episodes, 2017
Omid Abtahi ...  Salim 4 episodes, 2017-2019
Chris Obi ...  Anubis 3 episodes, 2017
Sonja Smits ...  Laura's Mother 3 episodes, 2017
Orlando Jones ...  Mr. Nancy 3 episodes, 2017-2019
Peter Stormare ...  Czernobog 3 episodes, 2017-2019
Mousa Kraish ...  The Jinn 3 episodes, 2017-2019
Cloris Leachman ...  Zorya Vechernyaya 2 episodes, 2017
Betty Gilpin ...  Audrey 2 episodes, 2017
Beth Grant ...  Jack 2 episodes, 2017
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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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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Američki bogovi 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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The whole Laura backstory wasn't in the book, it was created by the creators of the show to develop more the lead female character. In fact, Emily Browning was directly presented with the script for the Laura centered episode when offered the role. See more »

Goofs

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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Mythic Portal, Visionary Art
2 May 2017 | by escctrlshiftSee all my reviews

The title sequence alone, and the theme music, are worth rewatching again and again. This kind of storytellling is a mythic and visionary portal, potentially, as ultra-trippy title graphics and hard-hitting music suggest. The impact on the viewer of watching this series could go far beyond entertainment. Caveunt spectatores, and keep an eye out for synchronicities, like ravens or bald eagles flying overhead. That stuff sure works for me!


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