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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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2021   2019   2017  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 32 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 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).

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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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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Trivia

Nicolas Cage was approached to play the role of Mr Wednesday but turned it down, despite liking the script. He cited the commitment of doing a TV show as the main reason for turning it down. 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 »

Crazy Credits

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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English

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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