American Gods has gone through some turmoil throughout its development and initial run, but the Starz series is now geared up and ready to reveal its second season. That new season will pick up right where Season 1 left off, as Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) have called together a pantheon of Old Gods to help fight New Gods led by Mr. World (Crispin Glover).
In our exclusive video preview, creator Neil Gaiman and the core cast of the series tease a little bit about what Season 2 will hold, including a trip to the House on the Rock, a real-life American oddity that serves as the perfect backdrop for the meeting. As Gaiman says (and as you can see from the clips), this season is poised to be “bigger, darker, and stranger” than before.
Check out the video interview below; American Gods will premiere on Starz March 10th at 8 p.m. ET/PT and on Amazon internationally March 11th.
Here is the official synopsis for American Gods season 2:
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 Season Two 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.