‘American Gods’ Renewed for Season 2 on Starz

Ricky Whittle-led Neil Gaiman adaptation to return for more episodes

Last Updated: May 11, 2017 @ 1:46 PM

Starz has renewed “American Gods” for a second season, TheWrap has learned.

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green serve as showrunners on the Neil Gaiman adaptation starring Ricky Whittle.

“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.”

Emily Browning and Ian McShane also star, along with Gillian Anderson, Jonathan Tucker, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badacki and Kristin Chenoweth.

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.”