At long last, American Gods is finally headed to the House on the Rock. The long-delayed Starz drama begins Season 2 production with a new behind-the-scenes teaser and photo; also confirming a 2019 return.
Ian McShane is on quite a roll these days. From his appearance on the last season of Game of Thrones, to his minor but o less enigmatic character in the John Wick movies, to the ever-possible Deadwood revival, to playing a literal deity in Starz’s American Gods, McShane has been getting all the good stuff lately. And now we can add to that list Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot.
By now, you’re totally hooked on the TV series American Gods, based on the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman. But did you know that before the show wound up at Starz, it was almost a series on HBO? It’s true; the cable channel first had interest in the property around 2011, but it took six years for the show to make it to the air on Starz. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of the ScreenCrush series You Think You Know TV?
Far be it for Starz to make Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller’s American Gods a one-and-done. Two episodes into the first season, Starz confirms a Season 2 renewal for the godly new drama to premiere next year.
The prospect of a Deadwood revival movie is heating up now that creator David Milch has turned in a complete script, but assembling the cast is another matter. Thankfully, the movie’s most vocal proponent came prepared, as Ian McShane would balance Deadwood with Starz’s American Gods.