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
17 ( 6)

Dive Deeper Into "American Gods"

Check out our exclusive interviews with Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) and learn more about the early career of Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday).

Episodes

Season 2 Premiere



Most Recent Episode


Sunday, June 18
S1.E8 Come to Jesus
8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday attempts to recruit the Old God Ostara, but needs Mr. Nancy's help in making a good impression and winning her over.


Previous Episode


Sunday, June 11
S1.E7 A Prayer for Mad Sweeney
8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2018   2017   Unknown  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Legion (TV Series 2017)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 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, Aubrey Plaza
Westworld (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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
Taboo (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 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, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin
Lucifer (TV Series 2015)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Lucifer takes up residence in Los Angeles.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro
The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series 2017)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 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, Max Minghella
Stranger Things (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder
Iron Fist (TV Series 2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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
The Walking Dead (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Walking Dead spin-off, set in Los Angeles, following two families who must band together to survive the undead apocalypse.

Stars: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis
Vikings (TV Series 2013)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history - a man on the edge of myth.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig
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
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Shadow Moon (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Laura Moon / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Mr. World (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Technical Boy (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Bilquis (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Mad Sweeney (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Mr. Wednesday (8 episodes, 2017)
...
 Media (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Mr. Ibis (4 episodes, 2017)
...
 Anubis (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Salim (3 episodes, 2017)
Sonja Smits ...
 Laura's Mother (3 episodes, 2017)
...
 Zorya Vechernyaya (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Mr. Nancy (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Audrey (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Czernobog (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 The Jinn (2 episodes, 2017)
...
 Jack (2 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:

Fantasy | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »

Based on a Book

American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

Explore on Goodreads

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 April 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Američki bogovi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are many nuances in this storyline for the first season. The neon lights in the posterior title of the series, all the cats, and a number 55 on his motel door. All of these are underlined with death. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Disappointed
23 June 2017 | by (Northwest England) – See all my reviews

I loved this book. It's a rambling allegory of the cultures, hunger for power and the melting pot of everything that America is. There's pathos and humour, and a deep sense of the greater mysteries of life. Unfortunately, much of this was lost in the first episode. there's far too much, unnecessary gore a la Hannibal. That was fine for Hannibal, but distracts horribly from the underlying humanity of the book's story. The humour of the Techno Kid is completely lost in a departure from the book which ends instead - you guessed it - as a bloodfest lifted from Hannibal. What a turnoff. I would have said that in presenting this book, given the current craziness infesting American politics, it was actually pretty important to get it right, the effectiveness of TV in getting a message across should not be underestimated. So I feel this was a real let down. Another mess up was dragging out a totally gratuitous scene not in the book - Robbie's wife harassing Shadow over his dead wife's grave. It detracted from what could have been a poignant scene and I don't get why it was done this way. Yes, the American gods (who are actually from diverse cultures all over the world) and Odin himself are brutal, sexual creatures, much as the stories of them relate. But a little more subtlety, insight and recognising the strengths of the narrative, rather than the ego-driven need to 'improve' (which invariably fails to do so) was needed to make this complex book palatable on screen. Unfortunately it failed. Oh well. Fuller probably wasn't the producer for this.


20 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?