Amazon Prime Video has announced the second season of American Gods will debut on 11th March 2019, with new episodes available weekly
Starring Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday, the series is adapted from Neil Gaiman’s (Stardust) 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.
In Season Two, the battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr. Wednesday just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party.
While Mr. World (Crispin Glover, Alice In Wonderland) plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow, Laura (Emily Browning, Sucker Punch) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber, Orange is the New Black in tow.
When things don’t go as planned after an encounter at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, as well as those they meet along the way, find themselves on quests across America — all destined in some way for Cairo, Illinois.
Shadow will begin to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer in order to survive. But change will require sacrifice.
American Gods also stars Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki (This Is Us) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Tech Boy, Mousa Kraish (Transparent) as The Jinn, Omid Abtahi ( Legends) as Salim, and Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys) as Mr. Ibis.
Guest stars include Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The Middle) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (Fargo) as Czernobog, and joining Season Two are Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) as Mama-Ji, Dean Winters (Divorce) as Mr. Town, Devery Jacobs (The Order) as Sam Black Crow and Kahyun Kim (Shameless) as New Media.
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.