Just over a week after the first episode of the second season landed, Starz has picked up Neil Gaiman's American Gods for a third season. The old gods' wage war on the new gods (such as media) in this ambitiously bonkers adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved book. After a nearly two year wait between seasons, Starz is keen to get the wheels moving on season three as soon as possible, and to that end, they've brought in a new showrunner with The Walking Dead producer Charles “Chic” Eglee coming onboard. Starz programming head Carmi Zlotnik confirmed the news in a recently released statement today.
“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. 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.”
Neil Gaiman added;
“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.
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.”
The departure of original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green shortly into season two caused a few production setbacks. Gaiman was drafted in to co-run the series alongside Jesse Alexander, but Alexander was removed from the role back in September last year. Fingers crossed Chic will help hatch a speedy plan to bring the third season to our screens sometime next year. Neil Gaiman fans are in for an extra treat this year in addition to the return of American Gods. Based on the book by Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, Good Omens lands on Amazon (and BBC Two) this May featuring a sinfully good cast that includes Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, and Frances McDormand.
American Gods is available to watch weekly on Amazon Prime.