An almost two-minute trailer for Season 2 of American Gods is out, showcasing the ongoing squabbles between the Old Gods and New Gods.
Based on the Nail Gaiman novel, the show will have its Season 2 bow on Sunday, March 10 at 8 PM ET/PT on Starz.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Nappily Ever After) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood, John Wick) as Mr. Wednesday. The one-hour drama centers on a war brewing between Old Gods and New Gods, as the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily lose believers. Their challengers are an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
In Season 2, the battle moves toward a crisis point, as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in the first season, 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.
American Gods also stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, The Affair) as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (First Man, Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Alice In Wonderland) as Mr. World, Orlando Jones ( Madiba, Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius,This Is Us) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Tech Boy, Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Transparent) as The Jinn, Omid Abtahi (Damien, Legends) as Salim, and Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys,Waco) as Mr. Ibis.
Guest stars include Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The Middle, Raising Hope) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break) as Czernobog, and joining Season Two are Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards, The Blacklist) as Mama-Ji’, Dean Winters (Divorce, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Mr. Town, Devery Jacobs (Cardinal,The Order) as Sam Black Crow and Kahyun Kim (Adam Ruins Everything and Shameless) as New Media.
The eight-episode second season is helmed by executive producer and showrunner Jesse Alexander, replacing Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. He executive produces alongside Gaiman, Ian McShane, Craig Cegielski, Scott Hornbacher and FMNA’s Stefanie Berk. Chris Byrne is directing the premiere episode and will co-executive produce along with Heather Bellson and Rodney Barnes. Lisa Kussner will produce.
American Gods is produced by FremantleMedia North America.
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