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AMERICAN GODS takes place in a world where gods and magic are real and the where the Old Gods are desperate to find their relevance in a modern world. The series, based on the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman, is a trippy and deeply rich adaptation, full of beautiful cinematography and mysterious figures.
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Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle). Shadow Moon is released from prison to a life turned upside down — no wife, no job, and no bearings. The only thing he does have are mysterious dreams and a universe that seems determined to set him on a particular path. He is offered a job by Mr. Wednesday as a bodyguard, and as they journey across America, Shadow finds himself questioning a world where gods exist and magic is real.
Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). Mr. Wednesday, a crafty and endlessly charismatic con man, is full of perverse wisdom, curious magic, and grand plans to unite the Old Gods in a battle for power against the New Gods.