The American fantasy drama series American Gods will be back this year. The series had it was the second season last year on March 10, 2019. Since then, there have been questions raised on the delay. But it’s been long confirmed that the series will have a third season.
American Gods is a series based on a 2001 fantasy novel penned down by Neil Giman. The novel brought in an unusual blend of modern and ancient mythology and did really well. Neil Gaiman has his presence in the series as it’s executive producer. Of course, his inputs would be as relevant and valuable as the show itself.
The first season came out on April 30, 2017. It came out through the Starz cable network and opened up to excellent reception. It did extremely well on both the critical and commercial fronts. American Gods season 1 got a rating of 92% from Rotten Tomatoes and 8.5 from IMDB.
The series was lauded for its style and also for the brilliant performances of the cast led by Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) and Ian McShane ( Mr. Wednesday). This encouraged them to go ahead as per plans for renewal.
In May 2017, they announced the renewal, and the second season came out on March 10, 2019. But, the new season didn’t turn out as well as the first. It barely got a 60% ratings from critics and a six from the viewers.
The poor ratings raised doubts about the possibility of the third season. But, just a week after it’s release, Starz announced that there would be a third season. Many expected the season to be here in 2021. This was due to the two-year gap between the first two seasons. But, these doubts and those about cancellation were laid down by Ricky Whittle himself.
On March 26, 2020, the official twitter handle of American Gods posted a video. In the video, Ricky had some big news for the fans. He said that the new season would have ten episodes. But, this was not just it, he added that the filming for the third season was already done.
So, there is no need for us to worry about a delay due to the coronavirus crisis. The series will be back before July 2019, and they will be looking to get back to their prime as in the first season. So, it’s just a bit more for us to wait. But, when the third season is finally here, we can be sure that it will be a lot better than it’s predecessor.