Following the epic showdown at Easter’s party, American Gods Season 2 ups the ante with Mr. Wednesday continuing his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow, Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. But when things don’t go as planned at the House on the Rock, they all find themselves on a haunting journey through middle America.
Back in June, Starz announced that Dean Winters (Divorce, John Wick), Devery Jacobs (Cardinal, The Order) and Kahyun Kim (Shameless, Freaky Friday) have been cast as Mr. Town, Sam Black Crow and New Media, respectively, in the second season.
Season two of the eight-episode one-hour scripted drama series returns to Starz in 2019 with Dean Winters cast in guest role as Mr. Town. A strong believer in progress, Mr. Town is tasked by Mr. World (Crispin Glover) to find out what Shadow (Ricky Whittle) knows about Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) plan. His brutal efficiency and technique just may get him the answers to his curious questions.
Devery Jacobs, a First Nations actor, has been cast in a recurring guest star role as Sam Black Crow. Sam, a college student, is spiritually cynical for someone who claims to believe in so much. She lives life with fierce confidence and openness, selling the chainsaw art she carves by the roadside for extra money.
Kayhun Kim, a Julliard alum, will take on the recurring role of New Media. New Media is the goddess of global content – and in this age, a cyberspace chameleon, who is also a master of manipulation.
American Gods is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Jesse Alexander (Hannibal, Heroes) will serve as showrunner and executive producer this season. FMNA’s Stefanie Berk is executive producing the series along with Neil Gaiman, Ian McShane, Craig Cegielski and Scott Hornbacher. Chris Byrne (Star Trek: Discovery, Hannibal) is directing the premiere episode and will co-executive produce along with Heather Bellson and Rodney Barnes. Lisa Kussner will produce.