Starz has announced that Neil Gaiman drama American Gods has been renewed for a third season, which will see Charles “Chic” Eglee (The Walking Dead) stepping in as showrunner for outgoing Jesse Alexander.
“Audiences continue to worship at the altar of American Gods and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz. “With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.”
It’s been a rough road for American Gods recently, which just debuted its second season nearly two years after getting renewed. The series lost original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green in November 2017 over creative differences with Starz and series producer Fremantle USA, with Alexander being removed as showrunner in September 2018 amid significant behind the scenes turmoil. However, with the show’s international presence and Starz wanting to continue its relationship with Gaiman, the series was still valuable enough for Starz to continue, fourth showrunner or not.
American Gods airs Sundays at 8:00 on Starz. You can check out a preview of what’s to come in season two below.