American Gods (2017– )
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The Bone Orchard 

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A man, broken and alone, wishes only to survive his time in prison long enough to see his wife again. Although unexpected news releases him from prison early, it is hardly the news he ... See full summary »


David Slade


Neil Gaiman (based on the novel by), Bryan Fuller (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Whittle ... Shadow Moon
Emily Browning ... Laura Moon
Crispin Glover ... Mr. World (credit only)
Bruce Langley ... Technical Boy
Yetide Badaki ... Bilquis
Pablo Schreiber ... Mad Sweeney
Ian McShane ... Mr. Wednesday
Jonathan Tucker ... 'Low Key' Lyesmith
Demore Barnes ... Mr. Ibis
Betty Gilpin ... Audrey
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Airport Lady
Joel Murray ... Paunch
Beth Grant ... Jack
John Tench ... Viking Leader
Sonja Smits ... Laura's Mother


A man, broken and alone, wishes only to survive his time in prison long enough to see his wife again. Although unexpected news releases him from prison early, it is hardly the news he wishes. Left feeling like he is looking at the world from the bottom of a well, he must literally walk the heroes' path back to a time where he even resembles sanity. Written by Matt "ACR0NYM" Yoder

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Mr. Wednesday is driving the Cadillac and passes a sign that says "Eagle Point". This location in Minnesota was also mentioned in Hannibal: Relevés (2013). Abigail Hobbes mentions that she and her mother were going to climb Eagle Point for her mom's birthday. Both shows were written and produced by Bryan Fuller. See more »


Shadow arrives at the airport after being released with the news Laura had died, and is denied transferring his ticket to the same day. The end of the scene he says "how much for tomorrow?" The "next day" he meets Mr Wednesday on Wednesday. Later (35:01) the roll by of the newspaper shows Laura died on Wednesday. The latest she could have actually died given this information was Tuesday. See more »


Shadow Moon: Tomorrow can't do anything, today hasn't already managed.
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A good start
3 May 2017 | by lady_hotaruSee all my reviews

I had big expectations for this show and overall, I liked this first episode.

The Bilquis scene was a standout for me, it could have looked ridiculous and they truly did a fantastic job at rendering it. As for the Technical Boy introduction, with the pixels. Both were visually amazing. The general look of the series reminded me a lot of Hannibal, also produced by Bryan Fuller, with the same "dark gory visual poetry" feeling in the dream sequences.

Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday is perfectly cast and Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney was spot on. Ricky Whittle does a good job as Shadow, adding strength and sensibility to the character. He has a good chemistry with McShane, which is central to the story and I liked what they did so far.

The cemetery scene with Audrey and Shadow surprised me at first, because in the book she's very hostile towards him and they barely speak on the funeral day. They obviously added this for emotion and I thought it was well acted but not that much necessary, in my opinion.

I look forward to see where this show is going. For me, it was not as spectacular as I expected, but it was a satisfying start.

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