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 »

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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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Faith is on the line. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Demore Barnes and Gillian Anderson both starred in Hannibal (2013), also created by Bryan Fuller. See more »

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

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Season 1 was good. Season 2 was a mess.
26 August 2020 | by PsychoBeard666See all my reviews

I just binged both seasons and if they don't make another season I'd be absolutely fine with that.

The cinematography is excellent and the performances are consistently brilliant.

The plot is weaker than a dead wife's fragile torso.

It tries to be sociopolitical instead of just telling a story.

It breaks off into so many unnecessary tangents that I found myself not caring what happened to most of the characters.

Just give me a Mad Sweeney and Dead Wife road story and bin everything else unless you plan to use Crispin Glover properly.


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30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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American Gods See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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