The Neil Gaiman series heralded by creator Bryan Fuller has just down cast down its very first extended trailer for the second season, which is set to land on Starz on March 10th, 2019. Feast your eyes on this, mortals.
After Bryan Fuller and Michael Green exited the big budget drama series, Jesse Alexander took over as the showrunner. Author Gaiman has stated he wishes to make at least five seasons of the show, and given the fact that season 1 only made it about a third of the way through the source material, it seems as though that wish might be granted — given the proper ratings, of course.
Here’s the official logline for season 2:
“The battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party. While Mr. World plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack and Technical Boy searches for Media, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow (Ricky Whittle). Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow, Shadow begins to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer, but it is far from a straight path. Change requires sacrifice, and when things don’t go as planned at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, and those they meet along the way, find themselves on journeys across America — all destined for a climactic showdown in Cairo, Illinois.”
Although Gillian Anderson and Kristen Chenowith bowed out once Green and Fuller left the show, there will be plenty of familiar faces returning in the second season, including Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Mousa Kraish as The Jinn, Omid Abtahi as Salim, Chris Obi as Anubis, and Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis.
As reported by Deadline, Sakina Jaffrey has joined the cast as Mama-Ji, a waitress at the Motel America who also happens to be the Hindu goddess of war. “With her necklace of skulls, acerbic wit and free spirit, she’s a match for any mighty god or man”. Kayhun Kim will replace Gillian Anderson, and Devery Jacobs will play Sam Black Crow.
Dean Winters will play Mr. Town, described as a “strong believer in progress, Mr. Town is tasked by Mr. World (Crispin Glover) to find out what Shadow (Ricky Whittle) knows about Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) plan. His brutal efficiency and technique just may get him the answers to his curious questions”.
What do you think? Are you excited for the upcoming second season of AMERICAN GODS? Will you be tuning in to Starz when it airs in March? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below and let us know!