American Gods - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

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…

To say that American Gods hit the ground running is to understate things to the point of meaninglessness. It hit the ground, the sea, the sky and the universe running - at top speed.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

American Gods sets up a world in this first episode that is fascinating and confounding in the best possible way, but also in ways that are infuriating and obtuse.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

American Gods manages to feel real and makes fantasy almost relatable...before slapping you across the face with a big dose of man-eating goddesses and angry hammer wielding eastern European boogeymen.

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…

If Fuller and company can combine that emotional tone with the rich, ultraviolent surrealism of the imagery on a regular basis, the way they did on Hannibal, American Gods will be something worth worshipping.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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