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[05/11/17 - 12:08 PM]
The Stars Have Aligned for "American Gods" - Starz Greenlights Second Season
Carmi Zlotnik said, "Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with 'American Gods,' and we're thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods."

[03/30/17 - 10:25 AM]
Video: "American Gods" Unveils Main Titles Prior to April 30th Premiere
Fans get a first look at the opening for the series which pairs Old and New God relics in a totem of gigantic proportions.

[03/15/17 - 09:30 AM]
Video: "American Gods" Debuts New Trailer in Anticipation of April 30th Premiere
Fans will get a closer look into the epic journey of Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday with new footage from the fantasy series.

[02/28/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 28
Updates include: Archie Panjabi, Rita Wilson tapped for FOX's "Controversy"; Shemar Moore to lead "S.W.A.T." for CBS; and Jenna Fischer set to star in ABC's "Splitting Up Together."

[02/23/17 - 09:31 AM]
Starz Announces Highly-Anticipated Original Series "American Gods" to Premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT
The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 AM CT at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by KCRW's Elvis Mitchell.

[11/14/16 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 14
Updates include: Christopher Meloni to get "Happy!" for Syfy; Michael Green to run "Y: The Last Man" at FX; and Nick Wechsler to recur on NBC's "Chicago PD."

[10/26/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 26
Updates include: Matthew Weiner lands hefty series order from Amazon; HBO lands broadcast rights to "Cormoran Strike"; and Bryan Fuller steps down from "Star Trek: Discovery."

[10/17/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 17
Updates include: CBS cancels summer entries "American Gothic," "BrainDead"; Alyssa Milano's "The Hacktivist" lands at The CW; and Lara Spotts to run Bravo's "Odd Mom Out."

[09/01/16 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 1
Updates include: Lifetime pulls the plug on "Devious Maids"; Jeremy Davies boards "American Gods" at Starz; and Marque Richardson among latest cast in Netflix's "Dear White People."

[08/18/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 18
Updates include: Rob Thomas brings "The Lost Boys" to The CW; Ashley Rickards cast as The Top on "The Flash"; and Wil Traval tapped as Human Target for "Arrow."

[07/22/16 - 04:18 PM]
Video: Starz Releases First Live Action Trailer for "American Gods"
Also, making a very special appearance was Kristin Chenoweth who graced the stage as it was announced she will star in the role of Easter.

[07/18/16 - 10:22 AM]
Starz Debuts First Image of American Gods' Bilquis, Ancient Goddess of Love, Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con
You can expect more surprises and exclusives this weekend, as the "American Gods" cast and creative team heads down to San Diego Comic-Con.

[07/15/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: July 14-15
Updates include: Andy Samberg, HBO reteam for "Tour de Pharmacy"; Sandrine Holt joins the cast of "MacGyver" at CBS; and Max Minghella, Ann Dowd both board Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

[06/15/16 - 11:23 AM]
"American Gods" Adds More Deities as Orlando Jones Joins the Highly Anticipated Series as Mr. Nancy
Demore Barnes has also been added to the cast as Mr. Ibis, the keeper of stories, past and present, and he recounts them with great relish.

[06/14/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 14
Updates include: Omid Abtahi cast in Starz's "American Gods"; Trey Callaway to co-run FOX's "APB"; and Joel McHale, Sarah Hyland both bound for Hulu's "Dimension 404."

[06/03/16 - 10:48 AM]
Starz and FremantleMedia's "American Gods" Adds Gillian Anderson
Anderson plays Media, the mouthpiece for the New Gods, functioning as their public face and sales representative, by taking the form of various iconic celebrities.

[05/11/16 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 11 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Jack O'Connell to star in "Godless" at Netflix; Elgin James to spearhead FX's "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off; and Pablo Schreiber signs onto "American Gods" at Starz.

[05/06/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Carlos Bardem tapped for AMC's "The Son"; Sean Harris exits "American Gods" at Starz; and HBO's "The Leftovers" sets returning class.

[04/21/16 - 07:12 AM]
Cameras Roll as Starz and FremantleMedia North America Bring "American Gods" to Life
Joining the previously announced cast are Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Chris Obi as Anubis, and Mousa Kraish as The Jinn.

[03/23/16 - 10:33 AM]
Starz and FremantleMedia's "American Gods" Adds Three Series Regulars with the Casting of Sean Harris, Yetide Badaki and Bruce Langley
The cast join the previously announced Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane and Emily Browning.

[03/17/16 - 12:30 PM]
Emily Browning Cast as Laura Moon in Starz and FremantleMedia's "American Gods"
Browning joins Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle who were recently announced to play Mr. Wednesday and Shadow Moon, respectively.

[03/02/16 - 02:46 PM]
Ian McShane Cast as Mr. Wednesday in Starz and Fremantlemedia's "American Gods"
Playing Mr. Wednesday, McShane joins Ricky Whittle, who was recently announced to play Shadow Moon in "American Gods."

[01/28/16 - 09:03 AM]
Ricky Whittle Cast as Shadow Moon in Starz and FremantleMedia's "American Gods"
The series will begin shooting in April.

[09/10/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 10
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to "Downward Dog"; Tequan Richmond, Aisha Hinds among cast of Showtime's Lena Waithe project; and David Slade to helm premiere of Starz's "American Gods."

[06/16/15 - 10:08 AM]
Starz Gives Green Light to "American Gods" from FremantleMedia North America
Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will pen and showrun the series, which is based on Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel.

[07/01/14 - 12:27 PM]
Starz Developing "American Gods" from FremantleMedia North America
The pilot script will be penned by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who will also showrun the series.

[02/03/14 - 03:00 PM]
FremantleMedia North America Finalizes Deal for Neil Gaiman's Novel, "American Gods"
Said adaptation was previously set up at HBO via Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone banner.

[04/14/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 14
Updates include: Tim Allen's daughters cast in ABC pilot; Playtone to bring Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" to HBO; and Cynthia McWilliams to play wife to Damon Wayans in CBS pilot.







AMERICAN GODS (STARZ)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/30/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2017)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second) on 5/11/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, May 2017) Starz announced today it has picked up a second season of its deity-driven, critically-acclaimed original series "American Gods," produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), following its premiere on STARZ on April 30, which has garnered more than 5 million multiplatform viewers to-date and growing.* Adapted from the award-winning novel, "American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing - one 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. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Beth Grant as Jack
· Bruce Langley as Technical Boy
· Chris Obi as Anubis
· Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya
· Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan
· Crispin Glover as Mr. World
· Dane Cook as Robbie
· Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis
· Emily Browning as Laura Moon
· Gillian Anderson as Media
· Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday
· Jeremy Davies as Jesus
· Jonathan Tucker as Low Key Lyesmith
· Kristin Chenoweth as Easter
· Mousa Kraish as The Jinn
· Omid Abtahi as Salim
· Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy
· Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney
· Peter Stormare as Czernobog
· Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon
· Yetide Badaki as Bilquis
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Sean Harris as Mad Sweeney (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bryan Fuller as CRTR/EP
· Craig Cegielski as EP
· David Slade as DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Green as CRTR/EP
· Neil Gaiman as EP/BOOK
· Stefanie Berk as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America