American Gods is an American television series based on the novel of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman and originally published in 2001. The television series was developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for the premium cable network Starz. Fuller and Green are the showrunners for the series. Gaiman serves as an executive producer along with Fuller, Green, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk, and Thom Beers.
The series focuses on Shadow Moon, who meets a strange man named Mr. Wednesday after being released from prison. Shadow Moon soon becomes embroiled in a large-scale conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods, who grow stronger each day. The first episode premiered on the Starz network and through their streaming application on April 30, 2017. The first season concluded on June 18, 2017; in May 2017, the series was renewed for a second season.