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Things We Saw Today: American Gods’ Season Two Trailer Is Finally Here

And lo, the official trailer for season two of American Gods did arrive, and it was good.

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The second season of Starz’ American Gods is set to start airing on March 10th, 2019. Based on the popular book by Neil Gaiman, season one made for a fascinating watch. The show is uneven—some episodes are exceptional, others strangely plodding—but the acting is top-notch, and the effects were captivating. It’ll be interesting to see how the show evolves in the absence of its first-season showrunner, Bryan Fuller.

Here’re the deets Starz wants you to have:

Starring Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” Nappily Ever After) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” John Wick) as Mr. Wednesday, “American Gods” is a one-hour drama adapted from Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel about a war brewing between Old Gods and New Gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.

We were forged in God’s image, but the Gods are also made in ours — and in Season Two the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods — a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice.

At the American Gods panel at this year’s NYCC, Gaiman shared that he was present when the show was shooting the infamous “House on the Rock” scenes on-site in Wisconsin—he wouldn’t have missed it.

What do you think of the way season two is shaping up? Will you be tuning in?

(image: Starz)

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Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.

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