Starz renews the TV adapted AMERICAN GODS for Season Two after only 2 episodes.
The series American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel of the same name, has already been renewed for a second season on Starz. Apparently, the first season has gone off to a great start, with it seemingly getting better with each episode.
The series centers on an ex-con named Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle) who serves as a bodyguard/driver/traveling companion to one con-man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). Only Mr. Wednesday is not just a con-man, but an “old” god. And Mr. Wednesday is gathering up his forces of fellow “old” gods to go at war with the “new” gods.
“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 Thursday in a 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,” said [FreemantleMedia North America’s Craig] Cegielski.
The third episode, titled “Head Full of Snow,” recently aired to highly positive reviews, partially due to its sensitive, thoughtful, and honest approach to the erotic sex scene between a Middle-Eastern man (Omid Abtahi) and a jinn (Mousa Kraish). The series also shows its continual faithfulness to the source material with each episode, something that book fans very much appreciate.
American Gods airs on Sundays at 9pm on Starz.