Mr. Wednesday is a crafty and endlessly charismatic conman full of perverse wisdom, curious magic, and grand plans to unite the Old Gods in a battle for power against the New Gods. He meets Shadow on an airplane after Shadow's release from prison and hires him on as a bodyguard.
He is responsible for recruiting gods to help fight his war. He hires Shadow Moon to help him as well as be a bodyguard. He is often unsuccessful in recruiting gods who claim to be happy in the amount of worship they are currently getting.
Based on the fantasy novel by British author Neil Gaiman, American Gods is unlike anything else on television. Epic in scope, ambitiously cinematic in style, exhilarating and provocative, it has re-defined fantasy drama.
American Gods tells the story of a man named Shadow Moon. After spending years in jail, Shadow is released into the world only to find his wife dead and his life in shambles. Life on the outside starts to become interesting for Shadow though a chance encounter with the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday leads Shadow to become the old man's bodyguard. But Shadow quickly learns that nothing is as it seems as he's introduced into a world of powerless gods desperate to regain their power.
Season Three follows Shadow as he attempts to break away and assert himself as his own man, setting down roots in the idyllic snowy town of Lakeside, WI, where he’ll uncover a dark secret while exploring questions of his own divinity. Guided on this spiritual journey by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas, Shadow must decide exactly who he is: a god seeking veneration or a man in service of the "we."
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