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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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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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On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday attempts to recruit the Old God Ostara, but needs Mr. Nancy's help in making a good impression and winning her over.


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
Mousa Kraish ...  The Jinn 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
Cloris Leachman ...  Zorya Vechernyaya 2 episodes, 2017
Betty Gilpin ...  Audrey 2 episodes, 2017
Beth Grant ...  Jack 2 episodes, 2017
Olunike Adeliyi ...  Shadow's Mom 2 episodes, 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

The series was originally picked up by HBO with Tom Hanks as producer. 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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Dear God
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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Weird, but in a good way
5 June 2017 | by tweekzterSee all my reviews

First off, the series is rather unconventional. You do not wanna expect typical mystery / scifi stuff, or you'll be disappointed, as so many are.

The strength of Americans Gods is really strong acting, very interesting characters that get you hooked onto, and a carefully, intelligently developed story that unfolds around all of that.

Like I said in the beginning, this series does not want to be action centered, it deals with mythical/philosophical questions and puts it into context to the real world. Yet this might seem weird to a few people, it is not exceeding the boundaries to become pure art-fiction. Though there are lots of artistic pictures and metaphors, it is always rooted to reality. At least if you have a bit of a sense for fantasy or a passion for philosophical questions.


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