One of the most provocative TV series in recent years will soon be returning with its second season, and Sunday brought a new trailer for “American Gods”.
Based on the bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman (Stardust), “American Gods” follows a last stand by a group of forgotten Old Gods, led by mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane, “Deadwood”), as they plan for all-out war with the New Gods, including such entities as Media and Technology.
“We were forged in God’s image, but the gods are also made in ours — and in season two the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide,” reads the synopsis for the second season.
“While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in season one, Shadow (Ricky Whittle) throws in his lot with Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura (Emily Browning) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in tow. 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.”
The Starz series (which can be seen in Canada via Amazon Prime Video) returns on March 11.