Starz announced today that the eight-episode second season of the epic series American Gods will premiere on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 8PM ET/PT on STARZ and will be available the same day on the STARZ App. Before the American Gods Season 2 premiere, Starz will also be holding a Holy Day Binge on Saturday, December 29 beginning at 12 p.m. PT where they will show the eight-episode first season.
Starring Ricky Whittle (The 100, Nappily Ever After) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood, John Wick) as Mr. Wednesday, American Gods is a one-hour drama adapted from Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel about a war brewing between Old Gods and New Gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
We were forged in God’s image, but the Gods are also made in ours — and in American Gods Season 2 the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois: forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods — a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice.
American Gods also stars Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Tech Boy, Mousa Kraish as The Jinn, Omid Abtahi as Salim and Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis. Guest stars include Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, and joining Season 2 are Sakina Jaffrey as Mama-Ji’, Dean Winters as Mr. Town, Devery Jacobs as Sam Black Crow, and Kahyun Kim as New Media.
Written by Neil Gaiman in 2001, American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel.
Production on American Gods Season 2 wrapped earlier this year in Toronto.
American Gods is produced by Fremantle. Jesse Alexander, Neil Gaiman, Craig Cegielski, Scott Hornbacher, Ian McShane, Stefanie Berk, Christopher J. Bryne and Padraic McKinley serve as executive producers.