American Gods season premiere death odds

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Will anyone die in “The Bone Orchard,” the series premiere of American Gods this Sunday?

The Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling American Gods premieres Sunday April 30 at 9 p.m. Eastern. You’ve probably heard the hype. Any story that prominently features immigration, middle America and a diverse cast is going to feel especially relevant at this particular moment, even if the source material is over a decade old and the show wrapped before November 2016. Then, of course, there are the calling cards of any premier cable show – the elements that TV viewers just can’t seem to get enough of. That is, sex and violence.

(By all accounts, American Gods is also super weird. Good, but weird. The supernatural tends to add a certain spin to sex and death.)

Nonetheless, Bryan Fuller is at the helm – he of such death-forward shows as Hannibal and Pushing Daisies – and the creators have not-so-hidden Game of Thrones-level aspirations.

Which raises the question: Who dies first?

Here are your inaugural American Gods death odds.

3. 0% – The Gods

For starters, they are gods. They are, by definition, immortal. And yet, you may say, in Gaiman’s universe, the American gods – new or old – can, in fact, die. To quote the novel:

"Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end."

Still, it’s unlikely that you’ll witness the death of any deities during Sunday’s premiere. Sure, there is a chance that a lesser, maybe nameless, god may kick it if only to communicate that no one is safe. But there’s a zero percent chance the core crew we introduced you to will shuffle off this mortal coil in the first episode.