General Information

Glossary: A
First Air Date: April 30th, 2017
Last Air Date: March 21st, 2021
Created By: Michael Green, Bryan Fuller
Star Casts: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki
Aired On: Starz
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 26 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Canceled
Homepage: Starz - American Gods

Last Updated: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 22:30:45 +0000

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American Gods


An ex-con becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities. Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (20 Episodes)

1: Season 1 Recap - Aired: 2019-03-10

Recap the biggest moment from season one. Pick your side before the war begins.

2: American Gods: Origins - Aired: 2017-06-19

No overview available.

3: Old Gods - Aired: 2017-06-19

No overview available.

4: New Gods - Aired: 2017-06-19

No overview available.

5: What Is American Gods? - Aired: 2017-06-19

No overview available.

6: Book Vs. Show - Aired: 2017-06-19

No overview available.

7: Explore The Crocodile Bar - Aired: 2017-06-19

In 360 degrees with commentary by cast and crew.

8: Prologue - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 1

9: Gods Among Men - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 2

10: Friends And Foes - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 3

11: Visual Poetry - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 4

12: Style God - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 5

13: Acts Of God - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 6

14: Sins Of The Flesh - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 7

15: Epilogue - Aired: 2017-06-19

The Road To America Gods Pt. 8

16: Title Gods - Aired: 2017-06-19

No overview available.

17: Ep. 108 God Squad Video Commentary - Aired: 2017-06-19

No overview available.

18: The House On The Rock - Aired: 2019-04-29

Setting the scene.

19: The Second Coming - Aired: 2019-04-29

Neil Gaiman on Season 2.

20: Gods And Ends - Aired: 2019-04-29

Random musings from the cast.

Season 1 (8 Episodes)

1: The Bone Orchard - Aired: 2017-04-30

When Shadow Moon is released from prison early after the death of his wife, he meets Mr. Wednesday and is recruited as his bodyguard. Shadow discovers that this may be more than he bargained for.

2: The Secret of Spoons - Aired: 2017-05-07

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.

3: Head Full of Snow - Aired: 2017-05-14

Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding). And just when Shadow thought his life couldn’t get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery.

4: Git Gone - Aired: 2017-05-21

Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.

5: Lemon Scented You - Aired: 2017-05-28

Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow's emotional reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.

6: A Murder of Gods - Aired: 2017-06-04

On the run after the New Gods' show of force, Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek safe haven with one of Mr. Wednesday's oldest friends, Vulcan, God of the Fire and the Forge.

7: A Prayer for Mad Sweeney - Aired: 2017-06-11

Her brief reunion with Shadow over far too quickly, Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life, and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney's long, winding, and often tragic past is explored.

8: Come to Jesus - Aired: 2017-06-18

On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday must recruit one more Old God: Ostara, ne Easter, Goddess of the Dawn, but winning her over will require making a good impression, and that is where Mr. Nancy comes in.

Season 2 (8 Episodes)

1: House on the Rock - Aired: 2019-03-10

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.

2: The Beguiling Man - Aired: 2019-03-17

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 his disappears. The Jinn and Salim set out to retrieve the Gungnir spear, and Shadow encounters an associate of Mr. World.

3: Muninn - Aired: 2019-03-24

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. Mr. World introduces Technical Boy to New Media and assigns them a very important task.

4: The Greatest Story Ever Told - Aired: 2019-03-31

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, and Tech Boy pays a visit to his first worshipper.

5: The Ways of the Dead - Aired: 2019-04-07

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. Mr. Wednesday embarks on a road trip with Salim and the Jinn.

6: Donar the Great - Aired: 2019-04-14

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. On the journey, Wednesday tells Shadow the story of Donar the Great.

7: Treasure of the Sun - Aired: 2019-04-21

In Cairo, Mr. Wednesday entrusts Shadow with the Gungnir spear. Mad Sweeney recalls his journey through the ages as he awaits his promised battle. Once again, he warns Shadow about Wednesday. Meanwhile, Laura receives sage advice from Mama-Ji.

8: Moon Shadow - Aired: 2019-04-28

Shadow is tormented by recent events and Wednesday has disappeared. Those that remain witness the power of New Media as she is unleashed, and the nation is enveloped in a state of panic brought on by Mr. World.

Season 3 (10 Episodes)

1: A Winters Tale - Aired: 2021-01-10

After months apart, Wednesday reappears in Shadow's life, resolved to drag him back into his war effort. A meeting with the god Wisakedjak leaves Shadow with a prophecy about his destiny.

2: Serious Moonlight - Aired: 2021-01-17

Shadow explores his oddly welcoming new town before heading to Chicago for a gathering of the Old Gods on Koliada. Wednesday reconnects with his oldest friend.

3: Ashes and Demons - Aired: 2021-01-24

As the search for the missing girl continues, Shadow dreams of Bilquis. Wednesday discovers the whereabouts of his old love, the Greek goddess Demeter, and resolves to free her from the grip of an unscrupulous antagonist.

4: The Unseen - Aired: 2021-01-31

Shadow and Technical Boy team up to search for Bilquis, who finds herself captive and in the midst of a crisis of identity. Wednesday visits the local chapter of notorious biker gang Lords of Valhalla.

5: Sister Rising - Aired: 2021-02-14

Shadow explores notions of purpose, destiny and identity with a newly enlightened Bilquis. Elsewhere, Technical Boy struggles with an identity crisis of his own. Wednesday asks Shadow to assist in a new con.

6: Conscience of The King - Aired: 2021-02-21

Despite his past following him to Lakeside, Shadow makes himself at home and builds relationships within the town. Laura and Salim continue to hunt for Wednesday, who attempts one final gambit to win over Demeter.

7: Fire and Ice - Aired: 2021-02-28

In Lakeside, Shadow grows closer with Marguerite and uncovers the surprising truth behind a local crime spree. Wednesday makes his own shocking discovery. Laura and Salim negotiate with the enemy of their enemy.

8: The Rapture of Burning - Aired: 2021-03-07

Laura and Salim's quest forces them outside of their comfort zones as they learn to let go of their pasts. Shadow is surprised by a new side of Wednesday, while Technical Boy attempts to escape the prison of his own mind.

9: The Lake Effect - Aired: 2021-03-14

Shadow has to decide the price he's willing to pay for his idyllic Lakeside life. As Laura and her new ally close in on her target, Wednesday has to persuade Czernobog that it's time to make peace with their enemies.

10: Tears of the Wrath-Bearing Tree - Aired: 2021-03-21

Teetering on the edge of war and peace, the gods gather to mourn a loss. Bilquis' divine journey brings her to an unexpected revelation, while Shadow finally embraces destiny.