American Gods is Getting a Second Season
My prays have been answered. American Gods got renewed for a second season! STARZ announced the decision on May 11th. The third episode isn’t even out yet, but after all the praise the show was getting, I’m not surprised that STARZ didn’t want to leave fans waiting.
— American Gods (@AmericanGodsSTZ) May 11, 2017
On April 30th, 975,000 viewers watched its 9 PM debut. That’s only the Live + Same Day results. That is one of the best debuts Starz has ever had. American Gods‘ first episode has gotten more than 5 million views so far. Those ratings are so good that it’s no surprise that STARZ jumped at the opportunity to renew the show.
The show is so good, that even the author Anne Rice, who wrote the Interview with a Vampire series is saying that she’s going to read the book.
Just saw the second episode of "American Gods," — as mesmerizing as the first episode. I'm hooked, without question. Book ordered.
— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) May 9, 2017
The first season is only supposed to get about a third of the way through the book, but Bryan Fuller and Neil Gaiman think it will take about five seasons to tell the whole story. That sounds amazing to me. It means that they’re going to add a lot more to the story. Since the show doesn’t just have to follow Shadow.
I’m sure in later seasons, the show will be packed with experiences and story of what happens to other characters, such as Laura. A lot of people are already talking about one of these scenes that another character has. The scene where the character Mr.Nancy, played by Orlando Jones, is introduced has been getting a lot of buzz lately and for good reason. It’s a very good scene, and he gives a speech that’s very true to culture today.
Season one doesn't quite get us to The House on the Rock. The book should take about five seasons. https://t.co/PolxA1t0hZ
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) May 11, 2017
Both Gaiman and Fuller are wasting no time starting to plan out plot points for season two. A few hours after the news was announced that it got a second season, Neil posted this photo on his Instagram saying, “With @bryanfullergram talking about American Gods Season Two. Which is now a thing that will happen. Henry, the dog has many plot opinions.”
As someone who has held this story very dear to her heart for a long time now, I’m glad to see it getting the recognition it deserves. The show is beautiful, the characters are amazing, and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat. I didn’t think they could make a show that captured the essence of how amazing the story is, but the show does all that and more. The show adds another layer to the story, that I didn’t think I needed before, but now that I have it, I don’t want to live without it.
I hope they get all five seasons, and I hope Neil Gaiman is as active in the production in all the coming seasons as he was with the first. This is a show that you can tell everyone was happy with how it turned out, and I think that communication between original author and showrunner is key. Neil Gaiman has already said that he’s still working on American Gods 2, and while he doesn’t know all the exact details that will be in the book, he’s made sure that nothing in the TV show contradicts the plot points he’s already planned.
American Gods is an amazing book that I can’t recommend enough, and the fact that it got renewed so quickly shows that the show is pretty amazing too. The story is about a man named Shadow Moon after he gets hired by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday to be his bodyguard. Shadow soon learns that there’s more to the world than meets the eye. The TV show has another episode airing on Sunday on STARZ.