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American Gods: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: American Gods opens with a series of wildly ambitious gambits -- and rewards viewers' faith with a promising first season whose visual riches are matched by its narrative impact.

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Season premieres on Apr 30, 2017
"American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

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Ricky Whittle
as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning
as Laura Moon
Ian McShane
as Mr. Wednesday
Pablo Schreiber
as Mad Sweeney
Bruce Langley
as Technical Boy
Crispin Glover
as Mr. World
Orlando Jones
as Mr. Nancy
Jonathan Tucker
as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman
as Zorya Vechernyaya
Peter Stormare
as Czernobog
Demore Barnes
as Mr. Ibis
Mousa Kraish
as The Jinn
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Critic Reviews for American Gods: Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

While we're still waiting to see if the story's substance can match its visual splendor, there's so much meat here, it's hard to doubt the blood is coming - especially with Fuller wielding the cleaver.

April 19, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
indieWire
Top Critic

American Gods is liable to be the best urban fantasy series since, well, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

April 17, 2017 | Full Review…
FILMINK (Australia)
Top Critic

The eagerly anticipated and much hyped adaptation is a dramatic, cinematic exploration of mythology and migration, pushing the bar of "prestige television" up yet another impressive notch.

April 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Top Critic

That somber, oppressive tone extends to the performances and the writing, too, but the worst thing about American Gods is its absurdly slow pace.

April 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Las Vegas Weekly

It's a blast.

April 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Captivating and disorientating in equal measure, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have absolutely nailed the surreal textures of Gaiman's novel to deliver the year's most startling series debut.

April 26, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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