A second season of Neil Gaiman's tale of mythological gods, starring Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane has been confirmed
SEATTLE, May 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Amazon today announced that the highly-acclaimed Amazon Original Series American Gods, which premiered on May 1st, has been renewed for a second season. Currently, American Gods is the most watched show in Canada on Amazon's international Prime Video service.
"We're delighted to bring a second season of Neil Gaiman's riveting story to fans across the globe," said Tim Leslie, Vice President, International, Prime Video. "Audiences have responded overwhelmingly to season one – it is stunning entertainment unlike anything else and we can't wait for the next series."
In Season one, viewers encountered a war brewing between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Adapted from the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) as protagonist ex-con Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood, Pirates of the Caribbean) as Mr. Wednesday, who enlists Shadow Moon as part of his cross-country mission, and Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Shadow's wife, Laura Moon. American Gods Season one also features Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies, Wicked) as Easter, Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, Orange Is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, and Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis.
American Gods has garnered an overall rating of 8.6 on IMDb and a top critics score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Episodes one and two of the first season are available on Prime Video now, with new episodes released weekly every Monday. Amazon Original Series and popular movies and TV shows are available for Prime Video members to stream or download and enjoy anytime, anywhere at no additional cost to Prime members in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom and to customers in Amazon's other Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months and $5.99 (or €5.99) thereafter. Members can watch via the Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony or online at PrimeVideo.com. In addition, members can watch American Gods in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, as well as in English with available subtitles.
Written by Neil Gaiman in 2001, American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel.
"American Gods" is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal," "Pushing Daisies," "Heroes") and Michael Green ("Blade Runner 2049," "Alien: Covenant," "Murder on the Orient Express," "Kings," "Heroes") are writers and showrunners. David Slade ("Hannibal," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") directed the pilot and additional episodes. FMNA's Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk are executive producers along with Fuller, Green, Slade, Adam Kane and Neil Gaiman. Senior Vice Presidents of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives in charge of "American Gods."
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