'American Gods': Starz renews show for third season, names Chic Eglee as showrunner

Neil Gaiman confirmed that 'American Gods' is renewed for third season and added that he was thrilled to work with Chic Eglee on it


                            'American Gods': Starz renews show for third season, names Chic Eglee as showrunner

'American Gods' season 2 premiered just a couple of weeks ago and Starz has already confirmed that the show based on Neil Gaiman's book of the same name will be renewed for the third season. 

Chic Eglee will be the showrunner and also executive produce. He is the third official showrunner on the series after Michael Green and Bryan Fuller worked on the first season as co-showrunners. The second season was put together by Jesse Alexander who was reportedly sidelined during production.

Neil Gaiman, who spoke to Variety about season renewal and the new showrunner, said, "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."



 

Eglee has previously worked on 'The Sheild', 'The Walking Dead', 'Dexter' and other shows. Speaking of Eglee helming the project, Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz, said, "With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel."

Shadow Moon in 'American Gods' (Starz)
Shadow Moon in 'American Gods' (Starz)

'American Gods' season 2 stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreider, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish and Omid Abtahi.