In some sad news for fans of the show, Starz’s “American Gods” will be skipping the San Diego Comic-Con this year, opting instead to focus on the upcoming Season 2.
Following last night’s Season 1 finale, Deadline sat down with “American Gods” exec producers Michael Green and Bryan Fuller to discuss what went down, what’s ahead, and whether or not the series, which made a big splash at last year’s SDCC, would be returning in 2017. Be sure to hit the link for the highlights, but as for the latter question…
Fuller told the site: “Alas, the ‘American Gods’ are not doing anything in Comic-Con this year because we’re going to take some time to make the show rather than talk about it… we’re disappointed, too. We love Comic-Con, and we love going down there and sharing the show with the audience. We feel like we make the show for that crowd, so to meet them and get to say thank you is always fun and meaningful because they’ll let you know when you’re not doing it right.”
Earlier this month Starz awarded the show with a second season, which is expected to launch in mid-2018. While the specific number of episodes for the second season of the FremantleMedia North America-produced series has yet to be determined, it’s expected to include at least the same number of eps (i.e., eight) that the first season has.
“American Gods” stars Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Kristin Chenoweth (Easter, aka Ostara), Jeremy Davies (Jesus Christ), Emily Browning (Laura Moon), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), Corbin Bernsen (Vulcan), Crispin Glover (Mr. World), Demore Barnes (Mr. Ibis), Jonathan Tucker (Low Key Lyesmith), Gillian Anderson (Media), Peter Stormare (Czernobog), Dane Cook (Robbie), and Cloris Leachman (Zorya Vechernyaya).
The series is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel of the same name, which has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old 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.
Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) and Michael Green (“The River,” “Kings,” “Heroes”) are writers and showrunners. David Slade (“Hannibal,” The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) directed the pilot and additional episodes.