American Gods has a new leader. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jesse Alexander has been named as showrunner for season two of the Starz TV show.
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, the fantasy drama centers on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a former inmate who is drawn into a secret world where gods and magic are real. The cast also includes Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Crispin Glover, and Orlando Jones.
Jesse Alexander will take over as the new showrunner of American Gods, replacing Bryan Fuller, who left the Starz series after season one. But what can fans expect from the new showrunner and the new season? Gaiman told THR he has full confidence in Alexander’s take on American Gods:
“I’m thrilled that Jesse is [the] showrunner. He loves and understands the book, he loves and understands the TV series and he’s dedicated to making future seasons of American Gods as good and as beautiful and as unique as they can be. Shadow’s journey is going to take him, and Mr. Wednesday, and the New Gods and the Old, to some very strange places. I’m glad that we, and the cast and crew, will have Jesse shepherding us on the way.”
The showrunner news isn’t all positive, however. According to THR, Starz may shorten the episode count for season two because of the time it took to find a new showrunner. Either way, season two might not premiere for awhile.
What do you think? Did you see season one of American Gods? Will you watch season two?