Though it has yet to premiere, word has hit the street that the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic novel has indeed been picked up for a second season.
The fact that it hasn’t even premiered yet but new episodes are already being scheduled isn’t surprising, but the reaction to the new series has yet to be gauged so maybe that’s why Starz is hedging their bets.
That listing says that American Gods Season 2 will begin filming later this year in September, shooting in Toronto.
American Gods is set to premiere the first of eight episodes Sunday, April 30 on Starz.
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American Gods posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon; Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday; Emily Browning as Laura Moon and Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney.
Other cast members include Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World and Orlando Jones (“Madiba,” “Sleepy Hollow”) as Mr. Nancy. Additional cast include Gillian Anderson as Media; Kristin Chenoweth as Easter; Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith; Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya; Peter Stormare as Czernobog; Chris Obi as Anubis; Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis, Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan and Mousa Kraish as The Jinn.