The show is based on the American Gods novel by Neil Gaiman. As for what’s in store this season, Starz released the following statement, courtesy of Vulture.com:
“A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois: forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods — a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice.”
Season two will feature eight episodes with Whittle returning as Shadow Moon. American Gods also stars Ian McShane as Odin or Mr. Wednesday. At the end of season one, Mr. Wednesday and the old gods declared war on the new American gods. Like Mr. World (Crispin Glover) who will be on Mr. Wednesday’s tail to find out what he’s really up to. Shadow is still processing that there are gods among them. And there’s still the reveal that Wednesday is the cause of Laura’s (Emily Browning) death. Something tells me that season two will be quite revealing.
American Gods returns to Starz on March 10, 2019