Kristin Chenoweth Will Not Return for American Gods Season 2

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Kristin Chenoweth will not return for American Gods Season 2

In an interview with TVLine, Emmy Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth has revealed that she won’t be returning to the upcoming second season of Starz’s critically-acclaimed fantasy drama American Gods. Her decision came following the sudden departure of original co-creator Bryan Fuller, whom Chenoweth is close friends with.

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“I couldn’t come back without him,” Chenoweth said. “It wouldn’t be right.”

Chenoweth played the role of the goddess of spring and resurrection named Easter who appeared in season one’s eighth episode. Before Fuller and Michael Green’s departure, she was originally set to return for several Season 2 episodes.

 “Let me just say this: Those people are also my family,” Chenoweth added. “It came out of [author Neil] Gaiman’s brain, who is a genius.” She added that she wants the show to be a success for the people who are still involved with it. “But ultimately…I mean, Bryan’s my guy.”

It was recently revealed that production on the series’ second season is currently on hiatus and is reportedly six weeks behind schedule after reports that executive producer Jesse Alexander was pushed to the side as the series’ showrunner, hence the 2019 release date.

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The second season of the acclaimed Neil Gaiman adaptation will see Mr. World (Crispin Glover, Back to the Future) task Mr. Town with tracking down Shadow (Ricky Whittle, The 100) and finding out what he knows about Mr. Wendnesday (Ian McShane, Deadwood)’s plan. Town’s methods are brutally efficient and may help him get to the root of his and World’s curious questions.

American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100Austenland) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (DeadwoodRay Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker PunchLegend) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki (AquariusMasters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones (MadibaSleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.

The series will return in 2019.