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In this adaptation of a story by Neil Gaiman, an ex-con man wanders aimlessly after the death of his wife. After the man takes a job as the bodyguard of a wily con man, he finds himself caught in a supernatural struggle between a cadre of New Gods and the Old Gods who are trying to maintain their influence. The series debuted in early 2017 on the Starz network.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Starz
2 Seasons, 17 Episodes
April 30, 2017
7.9/10
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  • In the aftermath of Sweeney's death, Wednesday has disappeared, and Shadow is tormented. Those that remain witness the power of New Media as she is unleashed, and the nation is in a state of panic brought on by Mr. World.

  • Sweeney starts to remember what his life really was before he became a god. Wednesday restores Gungnir and entrusts it to Shadow, and Laura makes her way to Cairo.

  • Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear. But before the dwarf is able to etch the runes of war, he requires a powerful artifact in exchange.

  • Steeped in Cairo's history, Shadow learns the ways of the dead with the help of Mr. Ibis and Mr. Nancy. In New Orleans, Mad Sweeney introduces Laura to old friends who share their world of voodoo healing.

  • While Shadow and Mr. Wednesday take a secret meeting in St. Louis, Bilquis arrives at the funeral home in Cairo, where she engages in a debate with Mr. Nancy and Mr. Ibis. Laura rejoins Mad Sweeney.

  • As he is tracked by Mr. World, Shadow makes his way to Cairo, thanks to a ride from Sam Black Crow; Mr. Wednesday slyly gains Laura's help in forging an alliance with a powerful god.

  • Promising vengeance for the death of a beloved old god, Mr. Wednesday begins preparation for a great battle. Meanwhile Laura and Mad Sweeney chase Shadow's diminishing light after he disappears.

  • Following the epic showdown at Easter's party, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods. Meanwhile, Mr. World plans revenge and Technical Boy goes on the hunt for Media.

  • Watch never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season.

  • Wednesday travels to Kentucky to recruit an Old God in his battle against the New Gods. However, the Goddess Easter is reluctant to help. Meanwhile, Technology Boy calls in his favor with Bilquis, and Laura learns who had her killed.

  • Ibis chronicles the journey of Mad Sweeney from Ireland to America. Meanwhile, Laura learns Sweeney's true destination.

  • Wednesday and Shadow travel to Vulcan, Kentucky, so that Wednesday can convince an old friend to forge a special blade for him. Meanwhile, Laura and Matt Sweeney meet a new friend and go on a road trip.

  • Mr. World makes his entrance and the New Gods make Wednesday an offer he can refuseā€¦ but probably shouldn't. Meanwhile, Shadow and Laura discuss Laura's infidelity, and Mad Sweeney comes looking for his coin.

  • In flashback, the life of Laura is revealed as she deals blackjack, meets Shadow, gets married, plots a heist, has an affair, dies, and comes back as a revenant.

  • In two viginettes, Anubus visits one of his followers. And a Middle Eastern salesman meets a fellow countryman in a New York taxicab. Meanwhile, Sweeney discovers that he gave his lucky coin to Shadow by mistake, and Shadow discovers how Wednesday raises his money.

  • As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago, and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog.

  • Shadow Moon is released from prison early to attend his wife's funeral. En route, Shadow meets Mr. Wednesday, who offers him a job as Wednesday's assistant. Strange things start happening to Shadow, including a meeting with a man who calls himself a leprechaun and the mysterious Technical Boy.

American Gods News

'American Gods' Resists "Hetwashing"

The series' showrunner says he fights to let gay characters be gay.

'American Gods' Ratings Up, 'Fear the Walking Dead' Ratings Down Again

The 'Walking Dead' set a new series-low rating for the third week in a row.

Kristin Chenoweth Is a Goddess in 'American Gods'

The Broadway star plays a divine role in the season finale of the Starz series.

Emily Browning is a Creepy Sexy Zombie in 'American Gods'

The Australian actress relishes her undead (and sometimes unclothed) role in the series.

Gillian Anderson Becomes David Bowie in 'American Gods'

The 'X-Files' star looks unsettlingly like the Thin White Duke in this week's episode of the series.

Does 'American Gods' Go Too Far?

Ultra violence hurt 'The Walking Dead,' but will it have the same effect on the Starz series?

Starz Renews 'American Gods'

The fantasy series will get a second season.

Making Sense of That 'American Gods' Sex Scene

It was weird and explicit, but what did it mean?

American Gods Video Clips & Extras

Moon Shadow Clip (00:32) Treasure Of The Sun Clip (00:36) The Ways Of The Dead Clip (00:32) The Cast of Outlander & American Gods at New York Comic Con 2018 | STARZ Clip (01:37) American Gods | Celebrate the Allfather | STARZ Clip (00:54) American Gods | Out With the Old | STARZ Clip (03:15) American Gods | Abandoned in America | STARZ Clip (02:25) American Gods | Season 1, Episode 8 Clip: Believe | STARZ Clip (02:02)

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