HBO’s American Gods is returning for a third season. According to Variety the Starz series based on the beloved Neil Gaiman novel has been picked up for a new season. Along with this announcement, it seems the series has tapped a new showrunner, Charles Eglee.
The report revealed that Eglee will be taking over as showrunner and executive producer of the series. Eglee’s past work includes The Walking Dead, Dexter, and more fan-favorite series. Eglee will be the third showrunner of the series as Jesse Alexander, who helmed the show for its second season, will be leaving after reports he was sidelined during production.
Neil Gaiman, whose book the series is based on, made the following statement on the news:
“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. 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.”
The show just aired its second season a week ago so this is great news to fans of the series. Are you excited to hear American Gods is renewed for a third season? Let us know in the comments down below!
The series stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, and Demore Barnes. Also appearing in Season 2 are: Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Sakina Jaffrey, Dean Winters, Devery Jacobs, and Kahyun Kim.