Will the television ratings gods show mercy? Has the American Gods TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of American Gods season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
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.
Season One Ratings
About a week and a half before the premiere, news broke that two episodes were cut from season one. However, it turns out this was a creative decision (rather than one from Starz) based on both production values and the right place to break the story (i.e. with a cliffhanger).
In addition, this fantasy drama is a TV show adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s popular fantasy novel. That means American Gods kicked off with the benefits of a built-in audience as well as name recognition, when viewers are tabbing through the guide, looking for something to watch. Until we get some idea on how well this show is catching on, I’ll give you my “flying-blind” guess that American Gods will be renewed for a second season. However, if it tanks, I reserve the right to change my mind. In the meantime, I will keep a hungry eye on the ratings. Subscribe for free updates on any American Gods cancellation and renewal news.
5/11 update: American Gods has been renewed for season two on Starz. Details here.
11/30 update: Despite its earlier renewal, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have exited the production and American Gods season two could be in danger of cancellation. Details here.
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