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              American Gods 

              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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              Series cast summary:
              Ricky Whittle ...  Shadow Moon 10 episodes, 2017-2019
              Emily Browning ...  Laura Moon / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2019
              Crispin Glover ...  Mr. World 10 episodes, 2017-2019
              Bruce Langley ...  Technical Boy 10 episodes, 2017-2019
              Yetide Badaki ...  Bilquis 10 episodes, 2017-2019
              Pablo Schreiber ...  Mad Sweeney 10 episodes, 2017-2019
              Ian McShane ...  Mr. Wednesday 10 episodes, 2017-2019
              Mousa Kraish ...  The Jinn 9 episodes, 2017-2019
              Omid Abtahi ...  Salim 5 episodes, 2017-2019
              Demore Barnes ...  Mr. Ibis 5 episodes, 2017-2019
              Kahyun Kim ...  New Media 5 episodes, 2019


              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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              Release Date:

              30 April 2017 (USA) See more »

              Also Known As:

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              Filming Locations:

              Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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              Sound Mix:

              Dolby Digital



              Aspect Ratio:

              16:9 HD
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              Did You Know?


              The whole Laura backstory wasn't in the book, it was created by the creators of the show to develop more the lead female character. In fact, Emily Browning was directly presented with the script for the Laura centered episode when offered the role. See more »


              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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              User Reviews

              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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