‘American Gods’ Season 2: Official Trailer Catches Up with Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday

Season two of Starz’ trippy series American Gods just released a new official trailer. The two minute video features new clips from season two which will premiere on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, 21 months after the season one finale.

The series is based on Neil Gaiman’s book, with Gaiman executive producing season two along with Jesse Alexander, Craig Cegielski, Scott Hornbacher, Ian McShane, Stefanie Berk, Christopher J. Byrne, and Padraic McKinley.

The season two cast is led by Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday. Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) is Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) is Mad Sweeney, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) is Mr. World, Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) is Mr. Nancy, and 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 (Waco) is Mr. Ibis.

Returning guest stars include Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope) as Zorya Vechernyaya and Peter Stormare (Fargo) as Czernobog. New to the world of American Gods are Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) as Mama-Ji’, Dean Winters (Divorce) as Mr. Town, Devery Jacobs (The Order) as Sam Black Crow, and Kahyun Kim (Adam Ruins Everything) as New Media.

The American Gods Season Two 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.