As a novel, Neil Gaiman’s fantasy epic won multiple awards. Will the American Gods TV show adaptation be a hit with Starz subscribers? While subscription cable networks don’t rely on ad revenue, they do have to run programming that helps them retain and attract subscribers. Is this series an answer to prayer? Will American Gods be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
An Americana fantasy drama series on the Starz premium cable channel, American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Tucker, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Demore Barnes, Corbin Bernsen, and Mousa Kraish.
Finally free after completing his prison sentence, when Shadow Moon (Whittle) first encounters Mr. Wednesday, a storm blows in — one that will completely change his life. Unmoored by the death of his wife, Laura (Browning), Shadow signs on as Mr. Wednesday’s (McShane) bodyguard. Doing so escorts him into a secret world where gods and magic are real. And there, the Old Gods are alarmed by the increasing potency of the New Gods.
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What do you think? Do you like the American Gods TV show? Should this Starz TV series be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
5/11 update: American Gods has been renewed for season two on Starz. Details here.