American Gods, the fantasy show about deities and their sex lives has been renewed for a second season. The confirmation came just two weeks after the series premiered. It was well received both critically and commercially. The new season is expected to launch mid-2018.
“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,” Starz programming president Carmi Zlotnik said in a statement.
The series focuses on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after his beloved wife Laura is killed. Shadow finds himself next to a man named Wednesday (Ian McShane), who offers Shadow a job. Wednesday appears to be nothing but a con artist who needs Shadow as a bodyguard, but is in fact the god Odin. Wednesday is making his way across America, gathering all the old gods, who have now incorporated themselves into American life, to confront the New Gods, including Media (Gillian Anderson) and Technical Boy (Bruce Langley), who grow stronger.
The series creator also said in an interview that show “needed to be an ongoing series to accurately tell the tale that needed to be told.””