For anyone who may have missed the news, it was confirmed going into this past weekend that Starz has officially ordered a season three for American Gods. The confirmation didn’t take long, as it came before the second episode of season two aired this past Sunday.
In addition to the new season order it’s also been announced that the third season of the show, which stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, and Emily Browning and is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s novel of the same name, will have a new showrunner.
An official trailer for American Gods season two has been released by Starz. This follows the release of a teaser trailer during New York Comic-Con 2018 back in October.
The series is based on the novel of the same name written by Neil Gaiman, who is also an executive producer and writer. Starring is Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, Omid Abtahi, and Mousa Kraish.
Click on over to the other side to check out the official trailer for American Gods season two.
It’s been a hell of a past handful of years for Bryan Fuller. He was creator and showrunner on Hannibal, which ran from 2013 to 2015. He was creator and showrunner on Star Trek: Discovery, a dream job for him, before having to step down as showrunner. He was co-creator and co-showrunner on American Gods with Michael Green, before they departed as showrunners in November. He’s been working on a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories for Apple.
It wasn’t clear exactly why Fuller decided to walk away from American Gods. Considering it was both he and Green at the same time sounds a lot like creative differences with the studio. But we may now know of another reason. It’s been announced that Fuller has joined the creative team developing The Vampire Chronicles, a TV series based on author Anne Rice‘s book series of the same name, which began with Interview with the Vampire in 1976. This is another dream job for Fuller, as you can read about in the announcement below.
Things have gone great for the Starz TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods thus far. The show premiered this past April to critical acclaim, and within a couple of weeks of debuting a season two had been given the greenlight. The complete first season arrived on Blu-ray and DVD last month, and season two is expected to arrive sometime next year.
But things weren’t always so good with American Gods. The series was in development for many years, including at HBO, who ultimately decided to pass on it before the project eventually landed at Starz the following year. Just as things got much better then, it was only a matter of time before some bad news. And today, that bad news arrives at our doors. It’s being reported that creators and showrunners Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Michael Green (Logan, Blade Runner 2049) have decided to depart from the series.
American Gods Season 1 Blu-ray | DVD
Developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz Television
Starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Gillian Anderson
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release date: October 17, 2017
Much like Watchman, the highly regarded comic book miniseries from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaimanâ€™s 2001 fantasy novel American Gods was something fans figured would be too difficult to translate to the big screen. Itâ€™s definitely a story better left for television, where it could be told over many episodes and possibly even seasons, and it almost happened in 2011 when HBO snagged the rights. But the cable giant that gave us the masterpiece that is Game Of Thrones, a worthy adaptation of George R.R. Martinâ€™s best-selling fantasy series, just couldnâ€™t get an American Gods series off the ground. A few years later, Fremantle Media bought the rights with Starz jumping on to develop a show with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Logan) as showrunners. Now that sounded promising! Even more promising â€” Gaiman himself was on board as an executive producer. What happened next was the creation of one of the best shows on television.
The Season 1 finale of American Gods, Episode 1.8, aired this weekend, and you can check out the episode of our podcast, The Dominant Paradigm, about it. But for now we’d like to go over the details of Episode 1.7. Below you’ll find a written recap of the episode, followed by some salient points regarding Mad Sweeney’s history and Laura’s newfound shame.
For followers of The Dominant Paradigm Podcast, please hop over here to listen to podcast Episode 7, A Prayer for Mad Sweeney.
The Dominant Paradigm is a weekly podcast where Geeks of Doom Podcast hosts Dwayne D, Andrew Sorcini, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss STARZâ€™s TV series American Gods, the works that inspired it, and the larger questions about the lenses in which we see our world, AKA, the paradigms.
Below you’ll find a written recap of the season 1 finale of American Gods (Episode 1.8 “Come To Jesus”), followed by some salient points regarding Mad Sweeney’s history and Laura’s newfound shame.
The Dominant Paradigm is a weekly podcast where Geeks of Doom Podcast hosts Dwayne D, Andrew Sorcini, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss STARZ’s TV series American Gods, the works that inspired it, and the larger questions about the lenses in which we see our world, AKA, the paradigms.
In this episode of The Dominant Paradigm podcast, Dwayne, Andrew and Tosin delve into American Gods, Episode 1.7, “Prayer for Mad Sweeney.” Beyond the recap, the three discuss the salient points about immigration, the unique format the episode takes on, Laura’s newfound shame, the history of Mad Sweeney, and the overall impressions about the episode; as well as changes from the 2001 novel.