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Season One is the first season of the Starz television series American Gods. It consists of eight episodes and started filming April 18, 2016 in Toronto. It premiered at SXSW on March 11, 2017 and April 30, 2017 on Starz.


When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.


Main article: List of American Gods episodes
Ep. # Title Original air date
101 "The Bone Orchard" April 30, 2017
102 "The Secret of Spoons" May 7, 2017
103 "Head Full of Snow" May 14, 2017
104 "Git Gone" May 21, 2017
105 "Lemon Scented You" May 28, 2017
106 "A Murder of Gods" June 4, 2017
107 "A Prayer for Mad Sweeney" June 11, 2017
108 "Come to Jesus" June 18, 2017


Main Cast[]

Guest Starring[]




American Gods Trailers

American Gods First Look STARZ


American Gods Official Trailer STARZ


Neil Gaiman Introduces The Series - American Gods

American Gods Panels

American Gods 2016 San Diego Comic Con Panel STARZ


American Gods SXSW Panel 2017 STARZ


American Gods Panel - NYCC 2017

Notes and trivia[]

  • Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have been announced as showrunners.[11]
  • Ricky Whittle bulked up 30 pounds for the role of Shadow.[12]
  • Filming started April 18, 2016 in Toronto and is expected to take six months.
    • According to Craig Cegielski, they are starting in Toronto but will also be filming in the US.[13]
  • Sean Harris had to exit the series for personal reasons, causing Mad Sweeney to be recast with Pablo Schreiber in the role.[14]
  • When asked what were his favorite parts of season 1, Neil Gaiman said his favorite episode was Git Gone due to it exploring the past of Laura, and that his favorite scene was the encounter between the Technical Boy and Media in Lemon Scented You. [15]
  • Season One received two 2017 Emmy nominations:
    • The title sequence received a nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design
    • "The Bone Orchard" received a nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • Season One was originally supposed to end at the meeting of the House on the Rock. However the season was cut short, the House on the Rock meeting becoming the first episode of season two, and season one ended at Easter's mansion. [16]
  • When asked why the yearly chronology of the novel was changed for this season, with Easter's encounting taking place before the wintery Lakeside arc (and not after Lakeside like in the novel), Neil Gaiman explained he had no part in this chang and did not understood it either. [17]
  • For deleted scenes, abandonned concept art and scrapped content, see Deleted Material.