'American Gods' season 2: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know

'American Gods' season 2: The show, which is based on a novel by author Neil Gaiman, is set to premiere on March 10 at 8 pm EST on Starz.


                            'American Gods' season 2: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know

The second season of 'American Gods' is all set to premiere soon and with this season, the makers have taken it a notch higher. The Starz show is all about what would happen if a war were to arise between Gods. The show is based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name and portrays the conflict between the old Gods and the New Gods. The first season of the show consisted of 8 episodes and premiered on April 30. 

Plot: 

The second season of American Gods will introduce audiences to new Gods as the fight between the old Gods and the new Gods draws close. Shadow Moon, in the first season, became a part of this conflict unbeknownst to him. In the first season, the series narrated a tale of the past and the present side by side. In the present, Shadow Moon is hired by Wednesday (Odin) as a bodyguard, which results in the new Gods taking an interest in him. In the second season, Wednesday promises Shadow a bigger role in the war to come. Shadow is also informed that aligning with Wednesday means that there is a price to pay, which he might have to in season 2. 

Cast:

Neil Gaiman, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle of 'American Gods' at Starz 2019 Winter TCA Panel & All-Star After Party. (Source: Getty Images)
Neil Gaiman, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle of 'American Gods' at Starz 2019 Winter TCA Panel & All-Star After Party. (Source: Getty Images)

Ricky Whittle will return as Shadow Moon, Wednesday's bodyguard while Ian Mcshane will yet again step into the shoes of the latter. Emily Browning will portray the role of Laura Moon,  Crispin Glover will play the role of Mr World - leader of new Gods, who is a God of globalization. The Technical Boy will be played by Bruce Langley, while Bilquis, the Goddess of Love will be played by Yetide Badaki. Mad Sweeney will be portrayed by Pablo Schreiber in the upcoming season. The show will also introduce audiences to new Gods this season. 

Release Date:

The show will premiere on Starz on March 10 at 8 pm EST. The show will also be available on the channel app on the same day.  

What else you need to know:

The series was initially expected to be developed by HBO, who had shown interest in author Neil Gaiman's novel. It was in 2013, that the author announced on Reddit that the series will no longer be developed by HBO. HBO's president of programming had then revealed that the show couldn't be developed even after employing multiple writers to get it right. He said to Vulture, "I think we’re all huge fans of the book, and I think the script just didn’t — we couldn’t craft the script as good as we needed it to be. I think we knew going in that it would be a challenge; every good book is a challenge to adapt it and find the level you need for it. The bar is high now for great dramas. And to find that bar — we tried."