Prayers have finally been answered thankfully when it comes to getting an update on American Gods. After months of speculation, the premiere date for the upcoming second season of the hit drama series has been revealed by the Powers That Be.
It was announced on Wednesday that American Gods will be back for its second season starting on Sunday, March 10 at 8/7c on Starz. Ricky Whittle, who plays the main protagonist Shadow Moon, took to Instagram to share the news and celebrate the reveal of the premiere date.
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ITS HERE- Season 2 of AMERICAN GODS #AmericanGods #Season2 premieres on @Starz in the US on March 10, 2019 & on Amazon Prime Video everywhere (yes your country too-200 territories worldwide) outside of the US on March 11, 2019! @AmericanGodsSTZ @GodsOnAmazon #AmericanGods #starz #amazonprinevideo #showgoals #castgoals #believe #youaintready 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱📸 by the awesome @jamesdimmock
As for what the second season will be about, an official synopsis was also released:
We were forged in God’s image, but the Gods are also made in ours — and in Season Two the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois: forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods — a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice.
For those who have been keeping track (like us), American Gods’ return to the small screen has been plagued with major setbacks both behind the scenes and on the screen. Executive producers/co-showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left the series over creative differences with Freemantle. Gillian Anderson and Kristen Chenoweth, who played Media and Easter respectively, also decided not to return for another season. Anderson’s role was recast while Chenoweth’s was not.
Despite all that drama, it is finally good to see that this show will be back very soon. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in luck as Starz is doing a “Holy Day Binge” of the eight-episode freshman run airing on Saturday, Dec. 29, beginning at noon.