Starz announced today it has ordered American Gods Season 3 from Fremantle and has named Charles “Chic” Eglee as the new showrunner and executive producer for the upcoming season. This news comes on the heels of the series’ highly-anticipated sophomore season debut on Starz on March 10, which returned as the second-highest rated premium scripted season premiere and second-highest rated Starz Original in 2019.
“Audiences continue to worship at the altar of ‘American Gods’ and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz. “With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.”
Charles “Chic” Eglee, known for his work on Hemlock Grove, The Walking Dead, Dexter and The Shield will take the reins as showrunner for the upcoming American Gods Season 3.
“I’m thrilled ‘American Gods’ has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee,” said executive Producer Neil Gaiman. “Chic is the best partner-in-crime. We’ve been working for weeks now on the shape of the season and I’m delighted that he gets to carry the American Gods torch on to glory. Thank you to Fremantle, Starz and Amazon for having faith in the series, to Bryan, Michael and Jesse for bringing it this far, to all the cast and crew, and most of all to the viewers. It’s their love of the characters that took us to this point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”
“It’s been a privilege for all of us at Fremantle to work with Neil and this extraordinary cast & crew on such a timely and wonderfully entertaining series and we welcome Chic to the ‘American Gods’ family for season 3. The artists in front and behind the camera are deeply committed to continuing this extraordinary story, which powerfully speaks to the unprecedented times in which we all live,” said Dante Di Loreto, President of Scripted Entertainment for Fremantle.
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.
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.