“American Gods” Renewed for Season 3

Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle in "American Gods"

It’s official – American Gods will return for a third season. 

News that Starz has picked up the production for another year comes just one week into the second season of the series. 

American Gods is based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 award winning novel. Taking over as show runner for season three is Walking Dead alum, Charles “Chic” Eglee. The role was previously manned by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Jesse Alexander.

Gaiman, who also serves as the executive producer, said in a statement: “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.”

“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,” added  Starz programming boss Carmi Zlotnik in a statement today “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.”

American Gods stars Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane as leads. It airs Sundays on Starz.