The American Gods are back and gearing up for a monumental second season, giving audiences a major tease – with a 2 minute trailer!
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods follows Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle, The 100), a man serving three years in prison who is given an early release. Shadow Moon is hired as Mr. Wednesday’s (Ian McShane, John Wick) bodyguard and finds himself in a hidden world where a battle is brewing between the Old Gods and the New Gods.
In the second season, “[t]he battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party. While Mr. World plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack and Technical Boy searches for Media, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow (Ricky Whittle). Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow, Shadow begins to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer, but it is far from a straight path. Change requires sacrifice, and when things don’t go as planned at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, and those they meet along the way, find themselves on journeys across America — all destined for a climactic showdown in Cairo, Illinois.”
Returning for the eight-episode season alongside Whittle and McShane are, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, Mousa Kraish as The Jinn, Omid Abtahi as Salim, Chris Obi as Anubis, and Demore Barnes as Mr. Ibis.
Guest starring are Cloris Leachman as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare as Czernobog, and joining Season Two are Sakina Jaffrey as Mama-Ji’, Dean Winters as Mr. Town, Devery Jacobs as Sam Black Crow and Kahyun Kim as New Media (replacing Gillian Anderson’s Media).