Did the fandom sacrifice a goat or something? The American Gods TV show has been renewed for season two, after only two episodes have aired. The TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel just premiered on Sunday, April 30th.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, and Crispin Glover. The Starz cast also includes Orlando Jones, Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Tucker, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Demore Barnes, Corbin Bernsen, and Mousa Kraish.
The American Gods renewal has not yet been posted to the Starz press site, but Deadline has confirmed it, in an exclusive. Although an episode count has not yet been determined, reportedly season two will have at least eight episodes, like the first season. According to the report, the second season of American Gods should premiere in mid-2018.
The network and studio issued statements via the news outlet.
“Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods,” Starz programming president Carmi Zlotnik said today.
“American Gods has been a ground-breaking series born out of belief and it’s thrilling to be partnered with Starz to continue this ambitious story,” added FremantleMedia North America’s co-CEO Craig Cegielski. Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have ignited a conversation through cinematic magic, presented through a diverse ensemble of actors that continue to keep us engaged and inspired.”
American Gods: A Look at the Ratings
The first season of American Gods is averaging a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 843,000 viewers. We’re currently tracking the ratings for ten Starz TV shows. American Gods ranks third in terms of its demo numbers and fourth, in terms out total audience size, so the early renewal makes sense.
What do you think? Have you been watching the first season of the American Gods TV series? Do you plan to tune in for the second season on Starz? How long do you think the show should run? Let us know, below.