American Gods season 2 to be ‘bigger, darker, stranger’


A new promo video just hit for American Gods season 2, which includes some footage and comments by Neil Gaiman and some cast members.

As a reminder, the first season of American Gods was about a man named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who got out of prison and then realized that he had nothing to go back to as his wife died right before his release.

As a result, he got a job with a man named Wednesday (Ian McShane) to work as his hired muscle and chauffeur and then found himself in the middle of a giant war between the old Gods and the new gods.

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The new video (available to watch exclusively at Collider) explains what fans can expect from the second season of the Starz series.

This includes Neil Gaiman, who wrote the novel for which the show is based, saying that the second season of American Gods is “bigger, darker, stranger.”

Gaiman took a more hands-on approach since the second season was full of a lot of turmoil. Bryan Fuller, who created a lush and beautiful palette for the first season left after that.

While the original reasons were due to budget concerns, later it was revealed that Gaiman was not satisfied with the direction Fuller was taking the series.

Jesse Alexander took over as the showrunner but he was also let go in the middle of production when the finale he submitted (with multiple revisions) was rejected every time.

There were also complaints about re-writing on set and cast members, including star Ian McShane, improvised many lines.

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Producing director Chris Byrne and line producer Lisa Kussner finished the season with Neil Gaiman working with them.

That sounds like a recipe for disaster, but Gaiman seems excited, so there is no telling how this will all turn out.

Based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, American Gods returns for its second season on Starz on March 10.