Starz, a Lionsgate Company, announced today it has ordered a third season of the almighty original series American Gods, produced by Fremantle and has named Charles “Chic” Eglee as the new showrunner and executive producer for the upcoming season. This news comes on the heels of the series’ highly-anticipated sophomore season debut on STARZ on March 10, which returned as the second highest rated premium scripted season premiere and second highest rated STARZ Original in 2019.
“Audiences continue to worship at the altar of American Gods and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz. “With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.”
Charles “Chic” Eglee, known for his work on Hemlock Grove, The Walking Dead, Dexter and The Shield will take the reins as showrunner for the upcoming third season of American Gods.
“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,” said Executive Producer Neil Gaiman. “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 to this point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”
“It’s been a privilege for all of us at Fremantle to work with Neil and this extraordinary cast & crew on such a timely and wonderfully entertaining series and we welcome Chic to the American Gods family for season 3. The artists in front and behind the camera are deeply committed to continuing this extraordinary story, which powerfully speaks to the unprecedented times in which we all live,” said Dante Di Loreto, President of Scripted Entertainment for Fremantle.
An all new episode of American Gods airs this Sunday, March 17 at 8PM ET/PT on STARZ.