“American Gods” is set to return with a “darker and more dangerous” season 2, author Neil Gaiman has confirmed.
Amazon Prime Video shared a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the upcoming series, with Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Yetide Badaki, Orlando Jones, and more of the “God Squad” starring in the short clip.
Gaiman told viewers, “‘American Gods’ is coming back for a new season and we have just started production. Things are gonna get darker, things are gonna get more dangerous. It all starts here.”
The second season is expected to be eight episodes long and air in 2019.
Gaiman added, according to Deadline: “The first season was all about getting to the House on the Rock. 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.”
The return of “American Gods” comes after showrunner Bryan Fuller (who has now been replaced by “Lost” writer Jesse Alexander) announced he’d be leaving the show last November.
It was also revealed earlier this year that Gillian Anderson wouldn’t be returning to the series as the God of Media.
It’s thought that the actress will be replaced by “a 20-something Asian woman” who is set to play the role of New Media, according to TVLine.