After a long delay, filming on season 2 of American Gods has begun. As big fans of the show, it’s fair to say we’re pretty excited. Especially as it looked like the show might have been lost in limbo.
Why the delay?
The show has been delayed in part because it lost not one but two showrunners: Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Apparently due to creative differences between themselves and the studio.
They’ve been replaced by Jesse Alexander and by Neil Gaiman himself taking more of a central role.
Are the whole cast back for season 2?
Sadly not. The ensemble piece has lost Gillian Anderson, who played Media. Her role has been recast.
It’s also unknown whether Kristin Chenoweth will reprise her role as Easter. This would be particularly challenging due to that character’s key role at the end of the first season.
What do we know about the new series?
The battle of the new and old Gods will continue. And the second season will include the meeting between the Gods and the old in the House on the Rock. We know this because Gaiman himself tweeted a picture in front of the worlds largest carousel, one of the attractions at the House.
“The first season was all about getting to the House on the Rock,” Gaiman said. “It’s amazing to see everyone back, and to be entering the next stage of the story with the best bunch of actors around, along with some inspired filmmakers.”
The new series will have ten episodes, two more than the first series.
Gaiman has also hinted that there will be some new Gods for us to meet, including Sam Black Crow and Mama-Ji. It’s also safe to say we probably see some more cool vignettes where we get to meet even more amazing gods.
As we’ve said before, it will be interesting to see if the ending of the TV show stays true to the book.
When will it come out?
Sometime in 2019. That’s all we have so far.
You can find all of our posts on American Gods here. Fans of Gaiman will probably also be interested to know that he is also involved in the making of Good Omens, another tv show adapted from one of his works. It will be interesting to see if that show makes it onto our list of the greatest science fiction TV shows ever made.