FremantleMedia North America’s (FMNA) sophomore season of the critically-acclaimed show, American Gods will be giving fans what they have been waiting for – a meeting of the gods.
Production kicked off last week at the Wisconsin roadside attraction, The House on the Rock, which is a quintessential location in Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel from which the series is adapted. The location is home not only to many unique collections but also serves as a backdrop to a pivotal moment in the series and book.
The first look photo of cast and executive producer Gaiman along with showrunner and executive producer Jesse Alexander takes place in the fabled Carousel Room.
“The first season was all about getting to the House on the Rock,” says executive producer Neil Gaiman, “It’s amazing to see everyone back, and to be entering the next stage of the story with the best bunch of actors around, along with some inspired filmmakers.”
American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel. The plot posits a war brewing between old 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.
American Gods is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Jesse Alexander (Hannibal, Heroes) will serve as showrunner and executive producer this season. FMNA’s Stefanie Berk is executive producing the series along with Neil Gaiman, Ian McShane, Craig Cegielski and Scott Hornbacher. FremantleMedia International will once again serve as the international distributor.
American Gods returns to Starz and Amazon Prime in 2019.