‘American Gods’ Season 2 Gets March 2019 Premiere Date On Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime has set a March 2019 premiere date for the long-gestating Season 2 of ‘American Gods‘ the streaming service has announced today.
Based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling book of the same name, ‘American Gods’ tells the story of a power struggle between the traditional gods of mythological roots, and an upstart pantheon of gods whose behaviour reflects modern society’s love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
In Season 2, the battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr. Wednesday just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party. While Mr. World (Crispin Glover, ‘Alice In Wonderland’) plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow, Laura (Emily Browning, ‘Sucker Punch’) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber, ‘Orange is the New Black’) in tow. When things don’t go as planned after an encounter at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, as well as those they meet along the way, find themselves on quests across America — all destined in some way for Cairo, Illinois. Shadow will begin to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer in order to survive. But change will require sacrifice.
The series stars Ricky Whittle (‘The 100’, ‘Austenland’) as protagonist ex-con Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (‘Deadwood’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’)as Mr. Wednesday, and Emily Browning (‘Sucker Punch’, ‘Legend’) as Shadow’s wife, Laura Moon. Season two will see the return of Pablo Schreiber (’13 Hours’, ‘Orange Is the New Black’) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (‘Aquarius’, ‘Masters of Sex’) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Tech Boy and Kristin Chenoweth, as Easter.
One person not returning is Gillian Anderson as Media, who decided not to continue the role. She has been replaced by ‘Shameless’ star Kahyun Kim, who plays New Media, and symbolises the role of social media in modern American life.
It has not been the easiest of roads getting Season 2 underway, after showrunners Bryan Fuller & Michael Green left the series. Production eventually started in April under the leadership of Jesse Alexander (‘Heroes’, ‘Lost’, ‘Alias’) who replaced the duo.
The first episode of ‘American Gods‘ Season 2 premieres Monday, 11th March 2019 on Amazon Prime, with new episodes following weekly.