American Gods cancelled after three seasons

This announcement comes just over a week after its third season came to an end on 21st March.

US network Starz has cancelled its fantasy drama American Gods after three seasons.  

According to The Hollywood Reporter, lacklustre ratings were the driving force behind their decision. Compared to its first outing in 2017, the third season saw ratings drop by 65% across multiple platforms. 

There still may be hope for a conclusion to the story however as there have reportedly been discussions about developing a TV film. 

The show has also suffered from a notoriously troubled production with multiple showrunners coming and going over its run. Several cast members have also departed including Gillian Anderson, Kristen Chenoweth, Kahyun Kim and Orlando Jones.

Jones would later go onto claim that its production company Fremantle Media and the most recent showrunner Chic Eglee of firing him for race-related reasons. 

American Gods is an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. It follows ex-convict Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) as he becomes entangled in the battle between the Old Gods and the New. 

Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Omid Abtahi and Demore Barnes also star.  

"Everyone at Starz is grateful to the dedicated cast and crew, and our partners at Fremantle who brought author and executive producer Neil Gaiman's ever-relevant story to life that speaks to the cultural climate of our country," said a network spokesperson. 

You can stream all three seasons of American Gods on Amazon Prime now. 

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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