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American Gothic: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: American Gothic may not be striving for much, yet it holds promise as a soapy, campy family murder-mystery that's ultimately just engaging enough.


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A prominent Boston family try to redefine themselves after discovering their recently deceased patriarch is linked to a series of murders across several decades.


Juliet Rylance
as Alison Hawthorne-Price
Antony Starr
as Garrett Hawthorne
Virginia Madsen
as Madeline Hawthorne
Justin Chatwin
as Cam Hawthorne
Megan Ketch
as Tessa Ross
Elliot Knight
as Brady Ross
Stephanie Leonidas
as Sophie Hawthorne
Gabriel Bateman
as Jack Hawthorne
Maureen Sebastian
as Naomi Flynn
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Detective Linda Cutter
Dylan Bruce
as Tom Price
Catalina Sandino Moreno
as Christina Morales
Enrico Colantoni
as Mayor Bill Conley
Lorna Wilson
as Phyllis Krittenhauser
Natalie Prinzen-Klages
as Harper Hawthorne-Price
Nora Prinzen-Klages
as Violet Hawthorne-Price
Sarah Power (II)
as Jennifer Windham
Richard Fitzpatrick
as Lieutenant Craig
Jamey Sheridan
as Mitchell Hawthorne
Aidan Devine
as Gunther Holzmann
Michael Doonan
as Young Garrett
Richard Zeppieri
as Agent Finnegan
Zoe Begley
as Young Tessa
as Fit Man
Clive Walton
as District Attorney
Suneel Joshi
as TV Reporter
Kate Ross
as Kimmie
Katie Messina
as Wendy Molson
Nneka Elliott
as News Reporter #1
Erica Deutschman
as Young Alison
Sam Kalilieh
as News Pundit
Daniel Park
as Officer Deng
Ola Sturik
as News Anchor
Jake Manley
as Young Tom
Mark Taylor
as Officer Petrilla
Glenda Braganza
as Darcy Campano
Boyd Banks
as Thurmon
Alexa Giamou
as 10-Year-Old Sophie
M.C. Gainey
as Al Jenkins
Jeff Christensen
as Union Head
Sofia Gaspar
as 16-Year-Old Sophie
Clare Coulter
as Ramona Canby
Kathy Maloney
as Renee Childs
Billy Otis
as Lester
Nile Seguin
as Bank Clerk
Ellora Patnaik
as Dr. Donna Stanhope
Dan Duran
as Anchor
Amrit Kaur
as Staffer
Neil Girvan
as Male Patron
Tim Walker
as Burly Guy
Kendra Leigh Timmins
as Young Garrett
Kim Roberts
as Hospital Administrator
Kimmy Choi
as Teacher
Rong Fu
as Eva Tyler
Jacob Soley
as Boy Patron
Dylan Brenton
as Jimmy, Cater Waiter
Nicole Stamp
as Urgent Care Receptionist
Roger Clown
as Surgeon
Paul de la Rosa
as Funeral Director
Richard Waugh
as Camp Director
Joseph Motiki
as I.T. Expert/Mark Burke
Norm Owen
as Medical Studen
Terry Hart
as Store Manager
David Rosser
as Moderator
Gina Philips
as Reporter
Marcia Johnson
as Administrator
Jim Armstrong
as Medical Student #2
David Keeley
as Caleb O'Connor
Meghan Heffern
as Kerry Treadwell
Kevin Claydon
as Alpha Male
Joel Chico
as Property Manager
Don Danielson
as Beat Cop
Sunnie McFadden
as Supervisor
Richard Young
as Researcher
Alex Spencer
as Beat Cop
Matt Duncan
as Crematory Employee
Nora Sheehan
as Mourner
John Corbett
as Gray-Haired Mourner
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Critic Reviews for American Gothic: Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Then again, it's summer, and this is a scripted, first-run network TV series. That's something. And maybe everyone hasn't seen a dozen dramas with similar troubled-family plots, many (Netflix's "Bloodline," for instance) much craftier.

June 22, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

American Gothic holds promise.

June 22, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Madsen is riveting as the icy, outrageous Madeline, who is furious that bad-boy Garrett is home after promising never to come back. Most early clues point to him, but American Gothic wisely keeps serving up disturbing bits on all family members.

June 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The two episodes made available for review are not without pulling power. But how much staying power will American Gothic have over a long haul of 13 episodes ordered for Season One?

June 21, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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I don't particularly enjoy the storytelling method where they just make you think it's everyone to distract you from the real killer. Subtly is an art that American Gothic did not master.

August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Soapy whodunit mixes murder, drugs, and family dysfunction.

July 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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