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In this adaptation of a story by Neil Gaiman, an ex-con man wanders aimlessly after the death of his wife. After the man takes a job as the bodyguard of a wily con man, he finds himself caught in a supernatural struggle between a cadre of New Gods and the Old Gods who are trying to maintain their influence. The series debuted in early 2017 on the Starz network.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Starz
1 Season, 8 Episodes
April 30, 2017
Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Religion, Science Fiction, Supernatural
8.0/10
Cast: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki
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American Gods Full Episode Guide

  • Wednesday travels to Kentucky to recruit an Old God in his battle against the New Gods. However, the Goddess Easter is reluctant to help. Meanwhile, Technology Boy calls in his favor with Bilquis, and Laura learns who had her killed.

  • Ibis chronicles the journey of Mad Sweeney from Ireland to America. Meanwhile, Laura learns Sweeney's true destination.

  • Wednesday and Shadow travel to Vulcan, Kentucky, so that Wednesday can convince an old friend to forge a special blade for him. Meanwhile, Laura and Matt Sweeney meet a new friend and go on a road trip.

  • Mr. World makes his entrance and the New Gods make Wednesday an offer he can refuse… but probably shouldn't. Meanwhile, Shadow and Laura discuss Laura's infidelity, and Mad Sweeney comes looking for his coin.

  • In flashback, the life of Laura is revealed as she deals blackjack, meets Shadow, gets married, plots a heist, has an affair, dies, and comes back as a revenant.

  • In two viginettes, Anubus visits one of his followers. And a Middle Eastern salesman meets a fellow countryman in a New York taxicab. Meanwhile, Sweeney discovers that he gave his lucky coin to Shadow by mistake, and Shadow discovers how Wednesday raises his money.

  • 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.

  • Shadow Moon is released from prison early to attend his wife's funeral. En route, Shadow meets Mr. Wednesday, who offers him a job as Wednesday's assistant. Strange things start happening to Shadow, including a meeting with a man who calls himself a leprechaun and the mysterious Technical Boy.

American Gods News

'American Gods' Resists "Hetwashing"

The series' showrunner says he fights to let gay characters be gay.

'American Gods' Ratings Up, 'Fear the Walking Dead' Ratings Down Again

The 'Walking Dead' set a new series-low rating for the third week in a row.

Kristin Chenoweth Is a Goddess in 'American Gods'

The Broadway star plays a divine role in the season finale of the Starz series.

Emily Browning is a Creepy Sexy Zombie in 'American Gods'

The Australian actress relishes her undead (and sometimes unclothed) role in the series.

Gillian Anderson Becomes David Bowie in 'American Gods'

The 'X-Files' star looks unsettlingly like the Thin White Duke in this week's episode of the series.

Does 'American Gods' Go Too Far?

Ultra violence hurt 'The Walking Dead,' but will it have the same effect on the Starz series?

Starz Renews 'American Gods'

The fantasy series will get a second season.

Making Sense of That 'American Gods' Sex Scene

It was weird and explicit, but what did it mean?

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American Gods Video Clips & Extras

American Gods | Season 1, Episode 8 Clip: Believe | STARZ Clip (02:02) American Gods | Season 1, Episode 8 Clip: Impression | STARZ Clip (02:23) Come To Jesus Preview (00:46) American Gods | Season 1, Episode 8 Clip: Easter | STARZ Clip (01:24) American Gods | 360 Video: The Cast Discuss The Crocodile Bar | STARZ Clip (05:37) American Gods | Season 1, Episode 7 Clip: Ice Cream Truck | STARZ Clip (00:56) American Gods | Season 1, Episode 7 Clip: King | STARZ Clip (00:54) American Gods | Season 1, Episode 7 Clip: Thief | STARZ Clip (01:51)