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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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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ricky Whittle ...  Shadow Moon 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Emily Browning ...  Laura Moon / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Crispin Glover ...  Mr. World 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Yetide Badaki ...  Bilquis 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Bruce Langley ...  Technical Boy 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Pablo Schreiber ...  Mad Sweeney 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Ian McShane ...  Mr. Wednesday 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Demore Barnes ...  Mr. Ibis 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Omid Abtahi ...  Salim 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Orlando Jones ...  Mr. Nancy 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Mousa Kraish ...  The Jinn 10 episodes, 2017-2019
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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

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Believe. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Trivia

Bryan Fuller asked Gillian Anderson to play Media while she was performing "A Streetcar Named Desire" in Brooklyn, NY and came to her last performance. Two days after the show closed, Gillian flew to Toronto to start filming. 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 »

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Referenced in Entertainment Tonight Canada: 03-11-2019: Monday (2019) See more »

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Dear God
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Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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Reading the book now - and the TV show does not disappoint, superb!
1 May 2017 | by gabriel-gibinSee all my reviews

Well, I picked up the book a few weeks back, before the show premiered. I'm a little ahead but I tell you, the show does a great job adapting this wonderful fantasy by Mr. Gaiman, verbatim at least for the pilot. The pace is great and the contemporary take on mythical figures is perfect.

Great for people who enjoy mythology - if you know a bit about it beforehand it's going to improve the ride but not essential. Great if you enjoy fantasy. Amazing show. Watch it, it's worth it.

Only downside is - I think it should air on Wednesdays, not Sundays!


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