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Returning: American Gods

A new trailer dropped this week for American Gods.

Amazon Prime recently confirmed March for the return of American Gods.

A new trailer dropped this week.

Starring Ricky Whittle (The 100, Nappily Ever After) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood, John Wick) as Mr. Wednesday, American Gods is a one-hour drama adapted from Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel about a war brewing between Old Gods and New Gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.

We were forged in God’s image, but the Gods are also made in ours — and in American Gods 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.

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 (Malcolm 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, Shameless) as New Media.

Written by Neil Gaiman in 2001, American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel.

March 11 on Amazon Prime.

2 Responses

  1. I’m ambivalent toward season 2, which is pretty unlike me cos I would classify myself as a fan of Gaiman’s work. However I was still trying to wrap my head around things 7.5 episodes into the series — never a good sign. I guess this means I get to watch season 1 again to try and make sense of it all.

    1. I usually just go along for the ride with these type of fantasy / mythological shows, trying to interpret the sometimes abstract fantasy storylines just distracts from the enjoyment of the better parts of the show.

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