American Gods Season 3 is a go! Starz just announced, only one episode into American Gods Season 2, that the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel, will be getting a third season. This is good news for anyone who is into mesmerizing visuals and fantastical commentary on today’s sociopolitical status quo. Also, for anyone who wants to see this full story brought to the screen.
Who will be showrunning American Gods Season 3? Usually, when a TV show gets a third season renewal, it’s pretty obvious who will be helming the ship. But, given that American Gods allegedly fired its Season 1 showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and then reportedly later asked Jesse Alexander, who took over for Fuller and Green, to step down halfway through the production of Season 2.
According to the official press release, Charles “Chic” Eglee will be the showrunner of American Gods in the new season. Eglee has previously written for Dexter and The Shield, as well as co-created the show Dark Angel alongside James Cameron. (He’s done some other stuff, too, but Dark Angel will always be worth mentioning, in my book.)
“I’m thrilled American Gods has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee,” said Gaiman. “Chic is the best partner-in-crime. We’ve been working for weeks now on the shape of the season and I’m delighted that he gets to carry the American Gods torch on to glory. Thank you to Fremantle, Starz and Amazon for having faith in the series, to Bryan, Michael and Jesse for bringing it this far, to all the cast and crew, and most of all to the viewers. It’s their love of the characters that took us to this point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”
American Gods airs Sundays at 8pm ET on STARZ. Find out more about Season 2 here.