5 seasons of American Gods planned, says Neil Gaiman

By Nathaniel Dalby - Thu 11th Oct 2018 News

American Gods will continue despite its problems.

Ricky Whittle and Peter Stormare in American Gods.

American Gods could run for 5 seasons, Neil Gaiman has said.

The writer, who is the author of the original novel and the showrunner, said that making 5 seasons was the original plan for the series.

At the American Gods panel at the New York Comic Con, Gaiman and the cast commented on the future of the series. 

“The plan going in was to make five seasons,” Gaiman explains, “and it seems to be actually running according to plan, currently.

“The tale can grow in the telling, and there are more characters and more things to be done. There are also stories that were written that weren't just in the novel. There's ‘The Monarch of the Glen,’ ‘Black Dog,’ the others that came after that. There’s also a whole other novel as well, so it may keep going.”

American Gods has had a turbulent time during its production. The series was originally supposed to be made by HBO but ended up being produced by Starz.

After the first season, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left due to creative differences and stars of the series Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth also decided not to return. 

Later, replacement showrunner Jesse Alexander also left the series, leaving Gaiman to take over duties himself. 

For a while, fans were unsure whether a second season would even be made, though now it’s looking like it will hit screens next year.

American Gods is produced by Starz but is an Amazon Prime Video exclusive in the UK. You can stream the entire first season right now. 

Source: Den of Geek