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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 Shadow Moon (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Laura Moon / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. World (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Technical Boy (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Bilquis (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mad Sweeney (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Wednesday (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Media (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Ibis (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Anubis (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Salim (3 episodes, 2017)
Sonja Smits ...
 Laura's Mother (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Zorya Vechernyaya (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Nancy (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Audrey (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Czernobog (2 episodes, 2017)
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 The Jinn (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Jack (2 episodes, 2017)
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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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Season 1 originally had 10 episodes, but after seeing the cuts for episodes 3 and 4, the producers decided to merge them into one single episode and then use the cliffhanger for the second to last episode as the season finale, then using parts of the original season finale through the whole season. Hence making the season 8 episodes long. See more »

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Amazing Storytelling!
25 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Its a rare thing when all the stars align and you get a perfect TV show. American Gods is looking to be that for me. The most resent offering (S01E04) proved to be a magical ride. Every single frame, every single line...is rich, memorable and precious. Hats off to all the people involved in making this fantastic show.

Keep up the great work.


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