The 2nd season of American Gods, the Starz adaption of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 unique, has actually been afflicted for months by production chaos, consisting of the current sidelining of its replacement program runner. So there’s been some hesitation amongst fans of the series that season 2 might measure up to the darkly haunting tone of the favored very first season. Now we have our very first teaser trailer, and truthfully, it looks rather appealing, even if we primarily simply get alluring glances of the returning cast.

( Moderate spoilers for season 1 listed below)

The main character in American Gods is Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a just recently launched convict whose better half, Laura (Emily Browning) is eliminated in an auto accident the day he is expected to be getting home. Numb with sorrow, he falls in with the mystical Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and becomes his bodyguard. However Mr. Wednesday is not who he appears. He’s really the ancient Norse god Odin looking for to rally all the staying Old Gods, who are gradually passing away off from individuals’ absence of belief. Their objective: repel the trespassing impact of all the New Gods so they can endure.

Prepare to satisfy your gods

The very first season covered approximately the very first third of Gaiman’s book of the exact same name, and it culminated in an event of the gods at the house of the goddess Easter. So anticipate season 2 to cover much of the 2nd 3rd, consisting of a significant plot twist including Mr. Wednesday. And we’ll likely see a couple of brand-new faces, consisting of Mama-Ji (Sakina Jaffrey), the Hindu goddess of death (now working as a waitress Motel America), and Mr. Town (Dean Winters), a callous representative of the New Gods.

Sadly, we will not see last season’s standout cast member Gillian Anderson. Sh honestly took the program with her shapeshifting representation of Media, looking like David Bowie, Lucille Ball, and Marilyn Monroe, to name a few popular culture icons. The wonderful Kristin Chenoweth will likewise not be returning as the goddess Easter, obviously due to scheduling disputes. These are big losses, especially offered the departure of season 1 program runners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. We have actually likewise heard all way of reports about start chaos and script rewrites.

However season 1 wasn’t ideal either, especially the 2nd half. So we’re still holding out that season 2 will pull itself together in time for its launching next year.

American Gods season 2 trailer.

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