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American Gods

American Gods

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  • Premiered: 
    April 30, 2017
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  • Network: Starz
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2001 book (American Gods) by Neil Gaiman 
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  • Subject Matter: Fantasy
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name, AMERICAN GODS posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society's modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities. Laura Moon is Shadow Moon's ethereal wife, who has been preparing for her husband's prison release, instead goes on an unexpected journey that leads her to an epiphany about her relationship -- and affords her a second chance to get things right. Meanwhile, Mad Sweeney, a down-on-his-luck leprechaun, is having a hard time understanding how he lost his charm, but he's never deprived of a fight while in the employment of Mr. Wednesday. There's alos Bilquis, an ancient goddess of love, who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, and is eager to find that same relevance in today's world ruled by technology, which is falls under the purview of Technical Boy, a New God. He's desperate to prove himself -- and he's hungry for respect and power -- but struggles to keep him impulsivity and petulance in check. Before its television premiere on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Starz, AMERICAN GODS debuted publicly at the SXSW festival on March 11 at 11am CT at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by KCRW's Elvis Mitchell. Showrunners and cast in attendance will include Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Orlando Jones, Jonathan Tucker and Betty Gilpin.
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On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, Starz premiered the Season 1 finale of AMERICAN GODS. In the season ender, "Come to Jesus," Mr. Wednesday attempts to recruit the Old God Ostara/Easter (Kristin Chenoweth) on the eve of war, but needs Mr. Nancy's help in making a good impression and winning her over. One month earlier -- on Thursday, May 11 -- Starz renewed AMERICAN GODS for a second season.

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