8:00 pm EDT, October 8, 2019

‘American Gods’ season 3 news, release date, trailer, more

American Gods season 3 is confirmed at Starz as the adaptation will continue to bring Neil Gaiman’s famed novel to your screens. War is brewing and the Old Gods, brought to America, are losing their place of prominence as New Gods (technology, media) gain more and more attention from the masses.

Air Date | Synopsis | Season 2 recap | Trailer | Episode Guide | Cast

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‘American Gods’ season 3 air date

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American Gods season 2 has come to an end on Starz. The finale ended in the same way that season 1 did — someone on a bus headed towards another central location from the books.

While production of American Gods season 3 is officially underway, there is still no word on when we will see the episodes on Starz.

Season 2 took American Gods on many detours both around and within Cairo, Illinois adding to the richness of Gaiman’s narrative. But now that the story appears to be back on track, Shadow enters a new phase of his journey as Michael Ainsel.

This new identity for fans of the book is expected. But the series has done a lot to layer this identity with something new, that is perhaps sitting less well.

As we prepare to head to Lakeside, we cannot help but wonder — what do we make of this Shadow Moon. Will he have an opportunity to reflect on all that we’ve seen and all that he’s done once he reaches Lakeside? Cairo was a place of action, consequences, and more death than perhaps Shadow bargained for. What will that make of his character?

‘American Gods’ season 3 synopsis

Shadow attempts to break away and assert himself as his own man, setting down roots in the idyllic snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin, where he’ll uncover a dark secret while exploring questions of his own divinity. Guided on this spiritual journey by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas, Shadow must decide exactly who he is—a god seeking veneration or a man in service of the “we.”

‘American Gods’ season 2 recap

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Over the course of season 2, our writing duo, spoke at length about what this new 360-degree view of American Gods is doing for the character of Shadow Moon.

We also saw a shift in Laura Moon. Following the departure of Mad Sweeney, Laura arrives fired up and ready to kill Wednesday who is on the lam. Her relationship with Sweeney has been one of the highlights of the series so far. Unexpected and deeply raw in its ability to strip these two overtly angry people to their core.

The second season brought in a few new faces, while transporting viewers to locations such as Cairo, Illinois and “Backstage” at the House on the Rock. Mr. Ibis, Mad Sweeney, and the duo of Salim and the Jinn grew exponentially in their respective roles providing a more complex examination of the people penned by Gaiman years ago.

The New Gods ushered in an update with New Media, the hologram, emoji-lovin’, viral sensation. Gods were killed and rendered obsolete. Other grew closer with human counterparts fostering intimate and intriguing relationships.

The division between the Gods is murky at best. What role do these humans play? What will this war cost them or the Gods? And what of the Gods who have an investment to both the cause and the cost? The Jinn and Salim are two other characters who have benefited greatly from the space to expand their story.

Not only does their romance blossom, but the complications of their relationship — one tied to serving Wednesday, another choosing to go on that journey — has proposed new and exciting threads for the series to pick up and explore in season 3.

The book can only answer so much. For the rest, we’ll have to wait for American Gods season 3.

Want to rewatch American Gods season 2? You can stream the show for free if you are already a Starz subscriber using your cable credentials, or by adding a Starz package to your existing Hulu or Amazon streaming subscription.

‘American Gods’ season 3 news

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After delays around the premiere of American Gods 2, early speculation about the future of the series began to rise. Would the creative turnover and production delays entice Starz to bring back the series for another round? Fans of the book were aware that the story is far from over, and confirmation that American Gods season 2 would not make it beyond one of the pivotal locations in the novel. Would dipping our toes in this water be all for nought?

With season 2 getting a premiere date, almost two years after the end of the first season, more news about the production began to emerge. In September 2018, it was revealed that Jesse Alexander, the new showrunner, was no longer active on the series.

The cast and creator spoke with Hypable at New York Comic Con in 2018, clarifying that some of the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the delays of season 2 was blown out of proportion. Gaiman said, “If you actually wind [the cited article] down to actual facts, what happened was we had a script for the finale that didn’t work. And rather than rush it through…we get the script right and then we shoot it.”

Before American Gods season 2 aired its second episode, American Gods season 3 was announced by Starz. The series will continue to Lakeside, a pivotal location in the book, easing the fear of fans who thought they might not make it. The series will also gain a new showrunner, Charles “Chic” Eglee, the third since the show began.

In a statement, Neil Gaiman said that the two have already begun discussions around the third season and that he is “delighted that [Eglee] gets to carry the American Gods torch on to glory.”

And as fans of a well-done, unexpected, and riveting adaptation, who wouldn’t want to rally behind the man whose vision is being brought to life?

‘American Gods’ season 3 episodes

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Expect to see the same episode order for season 3 as the prior two seasons with an eight-episode order for the next installment.

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‘American Gods’ season 3, episode 4

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‘American Gods’ season 3, episode 5

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‘American Gods’ season 3, episode 8

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American Gods season 3 cast

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Predicted returning cast members include:

Ricky Whittle — Shadow Moon
Ian McShane — Mr. Wednesday
Emily Browning — Laura Moon
Pablo Schreiber — Mad Sweeney
Crispin Glover — Mr. World
Orlando Jones — Mr. Nancy
Yetide Badaki — Bilquis
Bruce Langley — Technical Boy
Mousa Kraish — The Jinn
Omid Abtahi — Salim
Demore Barnes — Mr. Ibis
Peter Stormare — Czernobog
Kahyun Kim — New Media
Devery Jacobs — Sam Black Crow
Sakina Jaffrey — Mama-Ji
Dean Winters — Mr. Town

Joining the cast in season 3 are:

Dominique Jackson — Ms. World
Eric Johnson — Chad Mulligan, Lakeside Chief of Police
Marilyn Manson — Johan Wengren
Blythe Danner — Demeter
Herizen Guardiola — Oshun
Ashley Reyes — Cordelia

‘American Gods’ season 2 trailer

The season 2 trailer provides an overview for where the story took us from season 1, especially visually. The journey of Shadow Moon across America has left him at a literal crossroads in American Gods season 2. As the story unfolds, Shadow gets further and further from the answers, and Mad Sweeney’s warning rings louder as the season inches towards a conclusion — there is always a cost to working with Wednesday.

House on the Rock, took us backstage, more “Coming to America” stories were twisted into the narrative in unexpected ways, expanding the mythos of our Old God regime and Shadow’s history. Mad Sweeney and Laura Moon grew closer together as Wednesday did his best to tear Laura and Shadow apart. And the New Gods felt immense loss as their journey to gain power turned out to be more complicated than expected.

Disorder in the ranks, led to several heated confrontations. Gods were lost, new Gods were born and Yetide Badaki’s Bilquis delivered a performance highlighting the complicated situation most of the characters find themselves in – how do you choose between the glory of the old days of worship and the gifts and ease of the new world order?

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