American Gods Season 2 gets Jesse Alexander as a new showrunner
American Gods Season 2 has a new showrunner in Jesse Alexander, according to THR. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left the series after the first season. Alexander will reportedly work with novel author Neil Gaiman on American Gods Season 2. Alexander is known for working with Fuller on Star Trek: Discovery and Hannibal.
Gaiman told the site, “I’m thrilled that Jesse is [the] showrunner. He loves and understands the book, he loves and understands the TV series and he’s dedicated to making future seasons of American Gods as good and as beautiful and as unique as they can be. Shadow’s journey is going to take him, and Mr. Wednesday, and the New Gods and the Old, to some very strange places. I’m glad that we, and the cast and crew, will have Jesse shepherding us on the way.”
Bryan Fuller and Michael Green created the adaptation of the novel American Gods and served as showrunners and executive producers. Fuller is also known for his work on Hannibal, Pushing Daisies and Star Trek: Discovery. Green is known for his work on Logan, Blade Runner 2049 and Alien: Covenant, as well as the series Smallville.
Adapted from the award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Legend) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, Masters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones (Madiba, Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.
Additional cast on American Gods include Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Media, Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies, Wicked) as Easter, Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) as Low Key Lyesmith, Cloris Leachman (Malcom in The Middle, Raising Hope) as Zorya Vechernyaya, Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break) as Czernobog, Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Counselor) as Anubis, Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys) as Mr. Ibis, Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law) as Vulcan, and Mousa Kraish (Superbad, Fast & Furious) as The Jinn.
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