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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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2020   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 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 »

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth choose not to return to the show in season 2 in solidarity with creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green after they were fired. Anderson was replaced by Kahyun Kim and the role renamed New Media and Chenoweth's role as Easter was simply not mentioned again. 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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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Comet Polarization (2018) See more »

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A visual treat that embodies everything wrong with 'magical realism'
1 January 2018 | by viralbheda19-705-7781See all my reviews

The Good: A stunning title sequence, sublime aesthetic, and powerful themes.

The Bad: The show is riddled with terrible dialogue, boring sub-plots, and an overdependence on (cringeworthy) CGI & post-production, all of which make for a tedious viewing experience. Another problem is the genre - magical realism - if (literally) anything can happen in the show without any explanation, there isn't a single reason left to care about the show or its characters.

My biggest takeaway from this show is that magical realism is a risky genre for television and should not be taken up unless the showrunners know EXACTLY what the fuck they're doing. (Given that the showrunners have left the show, I reckon that to not be the case.)


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English

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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