“Stridently daring, unique, and unapologetically bizarre you won’t be able to turn away.”
American Gods is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz based on the novel of the same name by authorNeil Gaiman. The series focuses on Shadow Moon, a man serving three years in prison with only days remaining on his sentence. Shadow is given an unexpected early release after a personal tragedy and finds himself next to a man named Wednesday, who offers Shadow a job. Wednesday appears to be nothing but a con artist who needs Shadow as a bodyguard, but is in fact a deity. Wednesday is making his way across America gathering all the old gods, who have now incorporated themselves into American life, to confront the New Gods, including Media and Technology, who grow stronger every day. The first of eight episodes of American Gods Season 1 debuted via Starz on April 30th, 2017 to rave reviews and one million viewers.
The score to American Gods was composed by Brian Reitzell (Lost in Translation, Hannibal). As eclectic and mercurial as the beloved subject matter of the series, the music is a perfect companion to the visuals on screen yet stands tall in its own right. The soundtrack also features original songs composed for the series as well as classic covers sung by Mark Lanegan, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Shirley Manson from Garbage and others. Similar to Big Little Lies, Game Of Thrones and Stranger Things, American Gods features music front and center as an essential element of the show.