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The Bone Orchard



Critic Consensus: "The Bone Orchard" represents a strong opening salvo for American Gods, thanks in part to the strong dramatic interplay between Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle.

Episode Info

Mythological gods muster forces to prepare for war with modern-day deities. In the Series Premiere, Shadow Moon gets early release from prison and meets Mr. Wednesday, who recruites him to be his bodyguard.


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 The Bone Orchard

I should've known to trust Bryan Fuller.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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

April 17, 2017 | Full Review…

With both a plot and cast this commanding already, episode two can't come soon enough. We've got a feeling we ain't seen nothing yet.

November 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Then there's the cinematography. The wacky, colorful, contrasting, and completely insane-in-all-the-best-ways cinematography. American Gods looks stunning.

November 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green's adaptation of Neil Gaiman is stunning, challenging and culturally relevant.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

If you were confused and frustrated by the first episode by American Gods, that's OK. You can trust this story.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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