Starz has renewed “American Gods” for a second season, TheWrap has learned.
“American Gods has been a ground-breaking series born out of belief and it’s thrilling to be partnered with Starz to continue this ambitious story,” said Craig Cegielski, Co-CEO of FremantleMedia North America in a statement. “Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have ignited a conversation through cinematic magic, presented through a diverse ensemble of actors that continue to keep us engaged and inspired.”
Season 1 of “American Gods” premiered on Sunday, April 30. The first season consists of eight episodes, but does not cover the entirety of Gaiman’s novel.
Gaiman intended to write an episode for the TV series, but ended up with scheduling issues.
“He intended to this season, but then he had a baby instead, and decided to be physically and emotionally there for that,” Green told TheWrap. “Should there be subsequent seasons, we’re going to hold him to it.”