American Gods Season 3 a near certainty as Starz searches for showrunner
Good news for fans of American Gods! Deadline is reporting that a third season of the epic Starz series is an almost certainty, but hinges on finding the right show runner with a “rock solid blueprint in place” who can bring the show in on budget and on time.
“We didn’t make Season 2 of American Gods not to make a Season 3,” a source told Deadline. “It’s a big book.”
The trade reports that the next season will likely center on the chilling Lakeside portion of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning 2001 novel, focusing on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) as he hides from the New Gods in a freezing Wisconsin town where evil is lurking, the body count is rising, and the war between the Old Gods and the New Gods is heating up.
Gaiman helped steer Season 2 in the right direction, but his role in Season 3 is anyone’s guess as he’s been busy in his new career as a TV producer, including shepherding an Amazon series based on his and Terry Pratchett’s novel Good Omens with Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Jon Hamm.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones (Madiba, Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.