The Gods Of War Are Coming

Almost two years since the first season aired, American Gods (an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel) is set to return and will pick up where the first season finished up.

Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) embraced the conflict between the old gods and the new as the “protector” of Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane).

Along the way, the duo met a number of strange individuals, and the show’s finale was pretty tense when Shadow Moon realises that the man he’s been accompanying isn’t human at all.

It turns out Mr. Wednesday was a manifestation of the Norse god Odin and was recruiting allies for a coming war between the older gods, and a newer generation.

Here’s the trailer:

The official synopsis reads:

“In season two, the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr World plots revenge for the attack against him in season one, 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.”

One of Amazon Prime’s flagship original programmes, American Gods returns in March after a couple of years in development hell.

After season one of American Gods wrapped, it was shaken-up as showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green both quit. This season Jesse Alexander (executive consultant on Lost) will oversee season two’s eight episodes.

Crispin Glover returns to play new god leader Mr. World, and Emily Browning, the deceased wife of Shadow Moon.

Mama ji

New cast additions include Sakina Jaffrey (House Of Cards), who’ll play Hindu goddess Mama-ji, while Dean Winters (John Wick, Oz) will play Mr. Town.

Mr. Town

American Gods airs on STARZ in the US on March 10, and is then released around the world on Amazon Prime on March 11.