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A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
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On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday attempts to recruit the Old God Ostara, but needs Mr. Nancy's help in making a good impression and winning her over.


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Series cast summary:
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 Shadow Moon (9 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Laura Moon / ... (9 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Mad Sweeney (9 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Mr. Wednesday (9 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Mr. World (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Technical Boy (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Bilquis (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Media (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Ibis (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Anubis (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Salim (3 episodes, 2017)
Sonja Smits ...
 Laura's Mother (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Zorya Vechernyaya (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Nancy (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Audrey (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Czernobog (2 episodes, 2017)
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 The Jinn (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Jack (2 episodes, 2017)
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same. Written by HarperTorch

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This is the second appearance of Ian McShane in a movie based on a Neil Gaiman story. He starred as Mr. Bobinsky in Coraline (2009). See more »

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Reading the book now - and the TV show does not disappoint, superb!

Well, I picked up the book a few weeks back, before the show premiered. I'm a little ahead but I tell you, the show does a great job adapting this wonderful fantasy by Mr. Gaiman, verbatim at least for the pilot. The pace is great and the contemporary take on mythical figures is perfect.

Great for people who enjoy mythology - if you know a bit about it beforehand it's going to improve the ride but not essential. Great if you enjoy fantasy. Amazing show. Watch it, it's worth it.

Only downside is - I think it should air on Wednesdays, not Sundays!


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