Starz has released a new trailer for its upcoming second season of American gods, showing a confrontation of buildings between the old and new gods.
The series is based on the 2001 fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman, which follows an ex-con, Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle on the show), after he was hired by a mysterious individual named Mr. Wednesday (played by Ian McShane). Act as the man’s bodyguard and driver as he travels across the country on a secret mission. (Spoilers ahead) In the first season of the highly stylized show, the pair met a number of strange individuals on their journey, and it is not until the very end that Shadow Moon realizes that the man she has been accompanying is not a human, but a manifestation. of the Norse god Odin, who is busy recruiting allies for an upcoming war between the oldest pantheon of gods, and a newer, more aggressive generation that wants to crush them.
This new trailer teases the battle that lies ahead as the couple continue their journey. “Gradually, they abandoned us.” On Wednesday they sing. “Old and forgotten gods. Now there are new gods growing in America. And they want to destroy us ”. Shadow Moon, it seems, has a bigger role to play in the future.
Production this season has been long and arduous. While it was renewed fairly quickly, the first season debuted in 2017, it lost showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller over issues related to the show’s budget. Starz hired Jesse Alexander as a showrunner (with the help of Gaiman), only for Alexander to be kicked out for filming delays. The series also lost two prominent stars: Gillian Anderson (who played the new god Media, and who would have played Princess Leia and Mr. Rogers) and Kristin Chenoweth (who played the old god Easter). We’ll see how the show deals with those issues behind the scenes when it returns on March 10, 2019.