We’re only two episodes into the second season of American Gods, but there are good tidings for both new and old gods alike: Starz has renewed the show for another season. Neil Gaiman has also selected a new showrunner to head up the next season.
Charles “Chic” Eglee will officially be taking up the helm of showrunner, and follows in the footsteps of Bryan Fuller and Michael Green (Season 1) and Jesse Alexander (Season 2). Eglee’s credits include The Walking Dead, Dexter, and The Shield.
Gaiman was quoted in Variety regarding Eglee, saying:
“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.”
After multiple exits and rumored behind-the-scenes turmoil between seasons, this feels like a solid step forward, and Eglee’s no stranger to shows with a darker edge, which is needed as the show progresses and the gods ready themselves for battle.