On March 10, the gods go to war. Starz’s American Gods
What Is American Gods About
American Gods debuted on Starz in April 2017, and was a critical and fan hit. The series centers on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle, The 100, Mistresses), an ex-convict who, after losing his wife in a tragic accident on the eve of his release from prison, is struggling to find his purpose. When charismatic
After centuries in America, borne to these shores by generations of people traversing the globe, the old gods are being lost and forgotten. As their religions and believers diminish, they are growing weak, fading away, and being wiped out by the new gods of Media, Technology, and Globalization. However, Mr. Wednesday is on a quest to recruit the old gods to pull together, to gather their strength, and go to war to save their very existence, and Shadow has yet to know his own mysterious role in this pending clash of the titans.
Following the many layers in Gaiman’s novel, it is an expansive series, stretching not just across the American landscape, from tourist trap to dusty motel, but back through millennia of human belief and mythology. Each episode contains stories within the story, prologues that show the arrival of gods and their people to American shores. Its intriguing mix of urban fantasy and horror is definitely on the adult end, particularly in terms of the violence (a warning to the faint of heart). However, American Gods
American Gods Season 1 Trailer
The cast of characters—and the cast that plays them—is as broad as the stories and histories represented. Featured actors include Emily Browning (The Affair) as Shadow’s dead-but-not-gone wife Laura, Pablo Schreiber as a volatile leprechaun Mad Sweeney, Peter Stormare as a god of darkness and death, Orlando Jones as trickster god Anansi, and a delightfully floral bedecked Kristen Chenoweth as Easter, as well as goddess of love Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), Anubis (Chris Obi), and Egyptian god Thoth (Demore Barnes).
The slick, flickering persona of the new gods’ leader, Mr. World, is played with glee by Crispin Glover, accompanied by Bruce Langley as Technological Boy, and Gillian Anderson as the shape shifting pop-culture channeling New Goddess Media. (Season 2 will see a new New Goddess of New Media rise in Kahyun Kim.)
After spending the first season building the team and laying the groundwork for what’s to come, on March 10, it’s show time and the gods are ready for war.
American Gods Season 2 Trailer
How to watch American Gods without cable
No cable TV subscription is required. For more information check out our article on watching Starz online without cable.
Already have too many streaming services? It’s easy to add the Starz channel to existing memberships with such services as Amazon Prime or Hulu for an additional $8.99 monthly, after the same 7-day free trial period.
Not interested in subscribing? Season 1 of American Gods can be purchased by the episode ($1.99 SD/$2.99 HD) or the season ($14.99/$19.99) through digital services such as Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, Vudu, and Google Play.
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