The second season of “American Gods” has just gotten underway and much to the delight of fans has just been renewed by Starz. The series will also have a new showrunner for the third season, “The Walking Dead’s” Charles Eglee, Deadline is reporting.
“Audiences continue to worship at the altar of ‘American Gods’ and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come,” Starz programming boss Carmi Zlotnik said today. “With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.”
The series stars Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane and is adapted from Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel about a war between the Old Gods and the New Gods.
“We were forged in God’s image, but the Gods are also made in ours — and in Season Two the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods — a dark world where change demands commitment and faith requires terrible sacrifice.”
Season two of “American Gods” is now underway, airing Sundays on Starz.