'American Gods' to make first-ever official New York Comic Con appearance in October

The 'American Gods' panel will be present at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center on October 5


                            'American Gods' to make first-ever official New York Comic Con appearance in October

Starz' hit fantasy drama 'American Gods' will make an appearance at New York Comic Con this coming October. The event will also mark the long-awaited return of author Neil Gaiman to the fold. Gaiman wrote the novel from which the show takes its inspiration and served as an executive producer for its debut season.

Fans in attendance at the New York Comic Con will be able to get an exclusive first look at the second season as the battle between the New Gods and the Old continues from where it left off in the season 1 finale. 

The 'American Gods' panel will be hosted on Friday, October 5, from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.

Season 1 of 'American Gods' followed Ricky Whittle's Shadow Moon (Source: IMDb)
Season 1 of 'American Gods' followed Ricky Whittle's Shadow Moon (Source: IMDb)

Season 1 of 'American Gods' followed Ricky Whittle's Shadow Moon as he's released from prison into a world that he no longer understands; a world where the Old Gods have been made irrelevant by the new — those of technology and media. He's then acquainted with Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who hires him as his bodyguard and hatches a plan that attempts to combat this threat and reunite the Old Gods to defend their existence.

An official description for season 2 reads: "Following the epic showdown at Easter’s party, Season Two ups the ante with Mr. Wednesday continuing his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow, Laura (Emily Browning) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in tow. But when things don’t go as planned at the House on the Rock, they all find themselves on a haunting journey through middle America."

Jesse Alexander (Hannibal, Heroes) will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the season while FMNA's Stefanie Berk will executive produce alongside Neil Gaiman, Ian McShane, Craig Cegielski, and Scott Hornbacher. The premiere episode of season two will be directed by Chris Bryne of 'Star Trek Discovery' and 'Hannibal' fame.

Bryne will co-executive produce along with Heather Bellson and Rodney Barnes, while Lisa Kussner is producing. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Manager of Original Programming Kathleen Clifford are the Starz executives in charge of 'American Gods,' with the eight-episode one-hour scripted drama series set to return to the network in 2019.