American Gods Officially Renewed For 3rd Season and Brings in Walking Dead Alum For Showrunner

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While American Gods just premiered its second season last week, the Starz series has officially been renewed for a third season! And the show has a new showrunner, for those who are concerned about the last showrunner leaving the series. Charles “Chic” Eglee, a veteran from the Walking Dead; will serve as the showrunner for the next season.

Starz programming boss Carmi Zlotnik stated on the renewal and the new showrunner:

“Audiences continue to worship at the altar of American Gods and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come. With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.”

Neil Gaiman, both the exec producer of the show and the writer of the novel that the series is based off of, commented:

“I’m thrilled American Gods has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee.

“Chic is the best partner-in-crime. We’ve been working for weeks now on the shape of the season and I’m delighted that he gets to carry the American Gods torch on to glory. Thank you to Fremantle, Starz and Amazon for having faith in the series, to Bryan, Michael and Jesse for bringing it this far, to all the cast and crew, and most of all to the viewers. It’s their love of the characters that took us to this point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”

I’m thrilled that this wonderful show has been renewed and recognized; hopefully, now everyone can move on from focusing on what happened behind the scenes and simply enjoy this season, which is really gearing up to be a great second installment.

Source: Deadline