American Gods season 2 starts production

American Gods is returning despite production problems.

Season 2 of Amazon's American Gods is now in production.

The series was previously in jeopardy after showrunner Bryan Fuller and actress Gillian Anderson both left the show, with Amazon scrambling to find a writing replacement.

Fuller was replaced with Lost writer Jesse Alexander, who will continue running the show as it goes forward. 

Anderson's character has been rebooted, going from the Goddess of Media to ‘New Media'.

American Gods is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel, in which a man discovers that there are literal gods based on parts of Western life.

The series stars Ricky Whittle (Hollyoaks) alongside Ian McShane, who has received critical acclaim for his role Mr Wednesday, or the Old God Odin.

Whittle revealed that production had started in a tweet: “AMERICAN GODS season 2 begins work, so blessed I get to work with this incredible family and we can't wait for you to join us.”

The show is produced by US network Starz, which also airs it in the US, with Amazon holding the rights in the UK.

Starz CEO has admitted that he'd had “trouble” getting the second season together thanks to Bryan Fuller leaving, but the series now looks like it will get back on track.

The series is supposedly set to change course with season 2, with more episodes focusing on individual characters 

There is currently no release date set for American Gods season 2, but you can watch the full first season on Amazon Prime Video right now.

Source: Digital Spy

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