With only the first two episodes of its first season broadcast thus far, American Gods, the Starz TV adaptation based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning 2001 novel of the same name, has been renewed for a second season.
According to Deadline, the show’s second season is expected to air in mid-2018. While the episode count has not yet been determined, it is thought that Season 2 and will feature at least as many episodes as the currently airing eight-part first season.
Confirming the show’s early renewal, Starz programming president Carmi Zlotnik is quoted, “Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods,”
The decision was undoubtedly sparked by the strong ratings the show has received, with 975,000 viewers tuning in to the show’s April 30 series premiere or watching it on the same day — the best viewing figures Starz has ever had for an original drama presentation.
Airing on the Starz Network on Sundays at 9pm E/P, American Gods was developed for television by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney and Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday.