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Starz has greenlit fantasy drama “American Gods” for a third season less than ope week after its second season opener. Charles “Chic” Eglee (“The Shield,” “Dexter”) will take over as showrunner, a position held previously by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Jesse Alexander.
“I’m thrilled ‘American Gods’ has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee,” executive producer/author Neil Gaiman, who wrote the book on which the series is based, said via statement. “Chic is the best partner-in-crime. We’ve been working for weeks now on the shape of the season, and I”m delighted that he gets to carry the American Gods torch on to glory. Thank you to Fremantle, Starz and Amazon for having faith in the series, to Bryan, Michael and Jesse for bringing it this far, to all the cast and crew, and most of all to the viewers. It’s their love of the characters that took us tot his point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”
Debuting on April 30, 2017, Ricky Whittle plays the series’ lead Shadow Moon, who meets a strange man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) after being released from prison, and soon becomes embroiled in a large-scale conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods, who grow stronger each day. Each of the first two seasons has featured eight episodes.