I don’t know if you were praying to Odin, Ra, Anansi, or whoever, but it worked: American Gods, the Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, is getting a second season.
The show is just two episodes into its inaugural season, but Starz is already confident. The show pulled in over 5 million viewers on its premiere. Collider notes that this is a big number for TV in general, and even moreso for a premium channel like Starz.
Starz’ president of programming Carmi Zlotnik, said that “[producers] Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, and [author] Neil Gaiman have evolved the art of television narratively, structurally, and graphically with American Gods,” and that the network is “thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods.”
This is good news for Starz and viewers alike
The first season is eight episodes long. We checked out the first four and were left anticipating more. The incredible cast and rad effects are two standout features of an all-around good show.
The story was, like so many recent movies and shows, considered unfilmable for a long time, and Starz is doing a solid job of proving that notion outdated. There’s no word on how long the second season will be or when it will air, but we’re excited to see it already.