Starz has released a new look at American Gods Season 2 and it reveals old and new threats. The series has gone through some turmoil in recent months, so it's nice to see that everything is back on track and moving forward. When creator Neil Gaiman was recently asked about the new season, he revealed that it is "bigger, darker, and stranger" than ever before. That's a pretty bold statement, but if anybody knows the source material, it's certainly the man who wrote it in the first place.
Instead of showing off a bunch of new footage from American Gods Season 2, the new trailer allows viewers to get reintroduced to characters like Bilquis (Yetide Badaki), Mr. Ibis (Demore Barnes), Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones), and Laura Moon (Emily Browning), to name a few. While everybody is excited for the premiere of Season 2, the trailer highlights just how amazing the visual effects for the show really are. It's pretty crazy what the show is able to pull off visually and the trailer proves that in just a few short minutes.
American Gods Season 2 stars Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday. The series is a one-hour drama adapted from Neil Gaiman's 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." The show is dark and comical, but with an emphasis on the dark, which is evident from the first season of the hit Starz series.
The destinies of gods and men are about to collide in American Gods Season 2. Full-out war is teased by Mr. Wednesday while Moon attempts to plot revenge from his attack in Season 1. A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, which sends deities both Old and New on quests across America that will show off new beliefs in new gods for some of the characters. Darkness lies ahead and faith is going to need the ultimate sacrifice. Neil Gaiman wasn't kidding around when he talked about what Season 2 is going to be like at all.
Along with the cast, the American Gods audience is being asked to believe in the new promotional material too, which is a nice touch. It's been a long time since fans last saw their favorite gods, so some amount of faith may have been lost. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too much longer to see how everything will unfold in the upcoming season. American Gods Season 2 premieres Sunday, March 10th at 8pm, exclusively on Starz. You can watch the latest trailer for the hit series below, thanks to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.