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 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Emily Browning ...  Laura Moon / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Yetide Badaki ...  Bilquis 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Bruce Langley ...  Technical Boy 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Ian McShane ...  Mr. Wednesday 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Omid Abtahi ...  Salim 21 episodes, 2017-2021
Crispin Glover ...  Mr. World 19 episodes, 2017-2021
Demore Barnes ...  Mr. Ibis 16 episodes, 2017-2021
Pablo Schreiber ...  Mad Sweeney 16 episodes, 2017-2019

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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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Emily Browning's character Laura Moon is the wife of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), who after she dies, is referred to by Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) as "Dead Wife". Emily Browning's character Frances Shea in "Legend" (2015), is married to Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy) and eventually commits suicide, but is the film's narrator - a "dead" wife. See more »


Every character has butchered Zorya Vechernyaya's name, whilst trying to pronounce it; Even Czernobog always mispronounced it, despite the fact that he shares his ethnicity with her and should not have troubles with Slavic pronunciations. See more »

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Dear God
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Same Old Same Old
11 February 2021 | by chrisstorerSee all my reviews

Season one. Great. Season two. I feel I am being fed the same old woke garbage as in so many other shows. Same old same old. Not sure if I will bother with the rest of the series, struggling.

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30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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