Spoilers ahead for the overall theme of American Gods, the season 1 adaptation and the fantasy novel it’s based on.
Starz’s long-overdue second season of its fantasy series American Gods finally has a release date: March 10th, 2019.
The series, based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel of the same name, debuted in April 2017. It follows a former convict, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), who is hired to serve as the bodyguard and driver for a man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) during a secretive mission across the country.
The show debuted its first season 2 teaser at New York Comic Con back in October. The new episodes will presumably pick up from where the show left off, as Shadow finally realizes the strange people he’s been encountering are really ancient gods who are preparing for an epic clash against a host of new deities who arose alongside modern culture.
While the series was well-received and quickly earned a second-season renewal, the production fell apart shortly thereafter. Showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller left over budget issues, and were replaced by Jesse Alexander, one of the show’s producers. But with Fuller and Green’s departure, the show also lost stars Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth. Alexander was later shown the door over extensive delays. How this new season will turn out remains to be seen, given all the production issues, but we’ll find out before too much longer.