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American Gods Renewed for Season 2 by Starz

May 13, 2017

American Gods season 2 is going to happen! Starz has renewed the Neil Gaiman adaptation for another season...

Starz has ordered a second season of its prominent fantasy series American Gods, which received considerable ratings upon its release on the pay-cable network April 30. The renewal news arrive after the series premiere was watched by more than five million viewers across all platforms (1.4 million viewers watched its initial three airings), making it one of the best debuts for a Starz show in history. Programming president Carmi Zlotnik had this to say:

Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods.

And Craig Cegielski of FremantleMedia North America (which produces the series) offered this statement:

American Gods has been a ground-breaking series born out of belief and it’s thrilling to be partnered with Starz to continue this ambitious story. Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have ignited a conversation through cinematic magic, presented through a diverse ensemble of actors that continue to keep us engaged and inspired.

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green (with Fuller's Hannibal cohort, director David Slade setting the visual palette for the show) finds Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, a former prison inmate who finds himself entangled in a world of warring gods, some new and some old, all competing for mankind's belief. He finds work with the mysterious and cunning Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), but doesn't realise quite what he's in for.

The cast for American Gods also includes: Yetide Badaki, Emily Browning, Bruce Langley, Pablo Schreiber, and Crispin Glover; the first season also features Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Stormare, Cloris Leachman, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, Orlando Jones, Demore Barnes, Chris Obi, Jonathan Tucker, Corbin Bernsen, Betty Gilpin, and a nightmare buffalo with fire eyes.

American Gods season 2 will probably premiere mid-2018, following the same schedule the first season.

More details will be updated once they're available.

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