Starz is giving American Gods fans a holiday treat by finally announcing the long-awaited premiere date for season two. American Gods will return to Starz’ primetime schedule on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT.
Season two will consist of eight hour-long episodes.
The announcement of the season two premiere date was accompanied by a new poster for season two featuring series stars Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. Starz also announced season one will be available to binge on December 29th, labeling the late December date “Holy Day Binge Saturday.”
In addition to Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday, the cast of the dramatic series includes Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World. Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) is Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki (This Is Us) is Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) is Tech Boy, Mousa Kraish (Transparent) is The Jinn, Omid Abtahi (Damien) is Salim, and Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys) is Mr. Ibis.
Guest stars include Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope) as Zorya Vechernyaya and Peter Stormare (Fargo) as Czernobog. Joining the series which recently wrapped production on season two are Sakina Jaffrey as Mama-Ji’, Dean Winters as Mr. Town, Devery Jacobs as Sam Black Crow, and Kahyun Kim as New Media.
American Gods author Neil Gaiman serves as an executive producer with Jesse Alexander, Craig Cegielski, Scott Hornbacher, Ian McShane, Stefanie Berk, Christopher J. Bryne, and Padraic McKinley.
American Gods Plot:
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 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.