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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »





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 17 episodes, 2017-2021
Pablo Schreiber ...  Mad Sweeney 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Demore Barnes ...  Mr. Ibis 15 episodes, 2017-2021

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).



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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Did You Know?


Season 1 originally had 10 episodes, but after seeing the cuts for episodes 3 and 4, the producers decided to merge them into one single episode and then use the cliffhanger for the second to last episode as the season finale, then using parts of the original season finale through the whole season. Hence making the season 8 episodes long. See more »


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 »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are set against a totem pole made out of various religious symbols fused with modern-day technology. See more »


Referenced in Entertainment Tonight Canada: 03-11-2019: Monday (2019) See more »


Dear God
Written by Andy Partridge
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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It takes god-like stamina to keep watching this
26 December 2020 | by linkedin-12192See all my reviews

It seems that each episode is trying to out awe the last leaving the viewer just wondering where it is all going at such a pace. No surprise then that it all lost its steam later on. Yes, we get it with the mystery and suspense but that needs kindling and careful character development. Instead it looks like production team were split on how best to achieve this - did they all read the book?

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Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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