After months of behinds the scenes drama, it looks like Starz’s American Gods has finally gotten back on track.
Earlier today, the show released a new video which revealed that the show is indeed back in production. American Gods author and series executive producer Neil Gaiman hosts the video and dropped a few teases about the show’s second season.
“Things are going to get darker,” noted Gaiman. “Things are going to get more dangerous.”
The trailer also shows that even though Gillian Anderson has departed the series, Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Mousa Kraish, and Omid Abtahi will all be back for the new season.
The trailer also reveals that the House on the Rock will finally make its appearance on the show. In the eponymous novel that American Gods is based on, the popular tourist attraction serves as a meeting place for Old Gods like Mr. Wednesday (McShane), Mr. Nancy, and Czernobog (Peter Stormare).
Spoilers for those who haven’t read the books!
At one point in the book, Wednesday gathers a group of ancient deities together to warn them of the existential threat represented by the New Gods. This suggests that American Gods’ second season will likely be dedicated to the war of the gods hinted at end of the show’s first season finale.
End of spoilers!
Lastly, the video concludes with the announcement that American Gods will return to Starz sometime in 2019.
While I’m still concerned about the status of the show following the departure of creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, I glad to see that it is back into production. Although it was far from perfect, I enjoyed the show’s first season immensely. The show was strange, beautiful and utterly unlike anything else on TV. If nothing else, this teaser suggests that Gaiman and new showrunner Jesse Alexander are working hard to keep American Gods level of quality as high as possible.
What do you think about the teaser for American Gods Season 2? Will you give the season a chance despite the departures? Share your thoughts in the comments below.