American Gods Season 2 filming is underway after delays caused by behind the scenes difficulties and Starz has released teaser to announce the occasion. Last November, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green departed the series while already deep into development on Season 2. The duo had reportedly clashed with production company FreemantleMedia after asking for a budget increase, and at the time of their exit had already written scripts.
While showrunners depart series quite frequently, finding a replacement was no easy task. Executive producer Neil Gaiman made public his desire to stick with the series regardless, but Gillian Anderson left the show after Fuller and Green left, and Starz reportedly had trouble finding producers willing to fill the roles of Fuller and Green. In February, however, the network finally named Jesse Alexander as the new showrunner, and he’s the one calling the shots now that filming has finally gotten underway on Season 2.
Alexander’s credits in television are extensive, ranging from LOST to Heroes to Hannibal, and Gaiman remains intimately involved as an executive producer. In the teaser below, Gaiman shows off The House on the Rock—an essential location from Gaiman’s source material that will be included in the second season.Whether that will translate into the show having a different feel or some other noticeable difference remains to be seen.
The returning cast for American GodsSeason 2 includes Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane(Deadwood) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney. Also appearing on the show are Orlando Jones(Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley(Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, and Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World. The cast also includes Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare(Fargo) as Czernobog, Mousa Kraish (Superbad) as The Jinn, Omid Abtahi (Argo) as Salim, Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman) as Anubis, and Demore Barnes (Waco) as Mr. Ibis.