8.1/10
40,953
183 user 49 critic

American Gods 

Trailer
1:10 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

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.
Reviews
Popularity
153 ( 19)

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).

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2018   2017  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Legion (TV Series 2017)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Amber Midthunder
Preacher (TV Series 2016)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
Taboo (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.

Stars: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Jonathan Pryce
Westworld (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris
Outcast (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young man searches for answers as to why he's been suffering from supernatural possessions his entire life.

Stars: Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt
The Defenders (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter
Iron Fist (TV Series 2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist.

Stars: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup
Luke Cage (TV Series 2016)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.

Stars: Mike Colter, Justin Swain, Simone Missick
Jessica Jones (TV Series 2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Rachael Taylor
Mr. Robot (TV Series 2015)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday
The Strain (2014–2017)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.

Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand
The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sonja Smits ...
 Laura's Mother 3 episodes, 2017
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

OMG See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Američki bogovi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
An irreverent trip to the heart of Mythology in America.
2 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Casting: As things stand, this is some of the best casting in a book-to-TV adaptation I have seen in recent memory. Each character is given their moment to shine and the cast brings it to a new level. Truly a relief considering this is one of Gaiman's most compelling works.

Music: Spot on! Very fitting for the emotion and gravity felt in each scene.

Story: Stays very close to the original book narrative, but gives some of the most fascinating characters a little more screen time.

Tone: Surprisingly whimsical at times. It may seem jarring for folks unfamiliar with the original work on the storytelling style of the show runners. There's violence and sex in abundance, but beneath it all, there's an existential dread among the Old Gods.

Overall: 10/10

Could not recommend this show any more highly!


106 of 178 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 183 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

How to Wield a Lightsaber

Legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske teaches our "IMDb Show" Jedis the basics of lightsaber combat. Plus, we break down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures.

Watch now