Apparently the premium cable channel Starz wanted to get a renewal in amidst all the pre-Upfront news flurry coming from the broadcast nets, so they announced today that American Gods will be returning for a second season. That comes as no surprise seeing as the show has debuted with decent ratings for its network and as also received warm reviews and good buzz among the sci fi community. It has only aired two episodes so far, but I predicted the early renewal because that is the way the premium cable channels typically roll when their original shows start out well. The show only has eight episodes scheduled for its first season and the second should be about the same number and possibly more.
American Gods is based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel of the same name about the aging gods of old who are living in America and have lost much of their power because people no longer believe in them. It was developed for television by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Crispin Glover.
Next week the broadcast networks will have their Upfront presentations when they unveil their schedules for the 2017-18 season and there are still more renewal and cancellation announcements on the way (you can see the full rundown of this season’s cancellations and renewals at this link). Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for updates and breaking news.