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American Gods 

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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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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Shadow is tormented by recent events and Wednesday has disappeared. Those that remain witness the power of New Media as she is unleashed, and the nation is enveloped in a state of panic...


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ricky Whittle ...  Shadow Moon 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Emily Browning ...  Laura Moon / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Crispin Glover ...  Mr. World 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Yetide Badaki ...  Bilquis 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Bruce Langley ...  Technical Boy 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Pablo Schreiber ...  Mad Sweeney 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Ian McShane ...  Mr. Wednesday 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Demore Barnes ...  Mr. Ibis 13 episodes, 2017-2020
Omid Abtahi ...  Salim 12 episodes, 2017-2020
Orlando Jones ...  Mr. Nancy 11 episodes, 2017-2020
Mousa Kraish ...  The Jinn 11 episodes, 2017-2020

Dive Deeper Into "American Gods"

The cast of "American Gods" chat with Kevin Smith on IMDb LIVE at NY Comic Con about the show's success and how the series will continue to veer creatively from Neil Gaiman's source material. Plus, learn more about the early career of Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday).

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

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Trivia

Neil Gaiman declared in twitter in May 2016: 'Just saw @GillianA in A Streetcar Named Desire at St Ann's warehouse. She was remarkable, powerful, funny, tragic. shar.es/1eBJbq'. The day after Gillian Anderson finished the play, flew to Toronto in order to appear in the series as Media. See more »

Goofs

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
Written by Andy Partridge
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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An irreverent trip to the heart of Mythology in America.
2 May 2017 | by jrcalvinSee all my reviews

Casting: As things stand, this is some of the best casting in a book-to-TV adaptation I have seen in recent memory. Each character is given their moment to shine and the cast brings it to a new level. Truly a relief considering this is one of Gaiman's most compelling works.

Music: Spot on! Very fitting for the emotion and gravity felt in each scene.

Story: Stays very close to the original book narrative, but gives some of the most fascinating characters a little more screen time.

Tone: Surprisingly whimsical at times. It may seem jarring for folks unfamiliar with the original work on the storytelling style of the show runners. There's violence and sex in abundance, but beneath it all, there's an existential dread among the Old Gods.

Overall: 10/10

Could not recommend this show any more highly!


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Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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