Starz renews Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ for second season
Already addicted to American Gods? Lucky for us, Starz has renewed the show for a second season.
It’s not a surprising announcement. Yes, while only three episodes of the first season of American Gods have aired to date, the response has been overwhelmingly positive from critics and viewers alike – not to mention more than 975,000 people tuned in to the premiere.
American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s extraordinarily successful novel, follows Shadow Moon, an ex-con serving time for a scam gone wrong. Let out of prison early, he is quickly hired by the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday and finds himself adrift in a hidden world, where magic is real and a war of epic proportions is brewing.
The show is helmed by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Logan). Gaiman, whose book has been translated into more than 30 languages and sold two million copies in the United States alone, serves as executive producer.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100), Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Emily Browning (Legend), Pablo Schreiber (Lords of Dogtown), Yetide Badaki (Aquarius), Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters), Crispin Glover (Willard), Orlando Jones (Evolution) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files).
“The critically-acclaimed series will further its reputation as one of the timeliest shows on television by tackling additional politically and socially relevant issues including gun culture and subordination and power of women,” said a statement issued by Starz.
Film Daily reviewed the first episode of American Gods – we loved the entire first season. It’s filled to the brim with decadence and debauchery that left us “dazed and sated, yet begging for more”. Ultimately, the adaptation proves Gaiman’s work deserves far more cinematic attention that it receives – whether on the silver or small screen.
American Gods airs on Starz in the United States, while in the United Kingdom it’s available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Not sure what the fuss is about? Tune in and find out.