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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 Shadow Moon (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Laura Moon / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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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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 Mad Sweeney (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Wednesday (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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The character of Vulcan (played by Corbin Bernsen) was not in the source novel; he is a new addition to the TV adaptation. The character is based on the ancient Roman god of fire, the forge, and metalworking, but the inspiration for the new character did not come directly from ancient mythology. Instead, the idea came from a story that Neil Gaiman told showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green about traveling through Birmingham, Alabama, and seeing the 56-foot-tall cast-iron statue of Vulcan that overlooks the city on Red Mountain. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Green said that Gaiman was told that during Birmingham's heyday as a steel town, one steel mill had had a policy that it was cheaper for them to pay restitutional damages to the families of workers killed on the job rather than to pay to ensure their safety. Green said that Gaiman characterized that policy as "as modern a definition of sacrifice as there might be" See more »

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Mythic Portal, Visionary Art
2 May 2017 | by (Holzlager, NY) – See all my reviews

The title sequence alone, and the theme music, are worth rewatching again and again. This kind of storytellling is a mythic and visionary portal, potentially, as ultra-trippy title graphics and hard-hitting music suggest. The impact on the viewer of watching this series could go far beyond entertainment. Caveunt spectatores, and keep an eye out for synchronicities, like ravens or bald eagles flying overhead. That stuff sure works for me!


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