Starz has released a new trailer for its second season of American gods, showing a construction confrontation between the old gods and the new ones.
The series is based on Neil Gaiman's 2001 fantasy novel, which follows a former convict, Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle in the series), after he was hired by a mysterious character, Mr. Wednesday (played by Ian McShane). He acts as a bodyguard and driver for the man who travels to the country for a secret mission. (Spoilers to come) The first season of the highly stylized series saw the duo meet a number of strange individuals during their journey, and it is not until the final that Shadow Moon realized that the man he accompanied was not at all a human, but a manifestation. of the Odin Nordic god, who is recruiting allies for a war to come between the ancient pantheon of the gods and a new aggressive generation that wants to crush them.
This new trailer teases this upcoming battle as the two continue their journey. "Little by little, they have abandoned us," intoned Wednesday. "Old forgotten gods. New gods are now developing in America. And they want to destroy us. Shadow Moon, it seems, has a bigger role to play.
Production this season has been long and arduous. Although it was renewed fairly quickly, the first season started in 2017, but it lost viewers Michael Green and Bryan Fuller because of budget issues in the series. Starz had Jesse Alexander play as a showrunner (with the help of Gaiman), but Alexander was kicked out due to delays in filming. The series also lost two stars: Gillian Anderson (who played the new god Media and who would have represented Princess Leia and Mr. Rogers) and Kristin Chenoweth (who played the old god Easter). We will see how the show will address these hidden issues when it comes back on March 10, 2019.