The long-awaited second season of American Gods is finally coming back this year. Fans have been waiting for news on the release date since June 2017. Eight new episodes will be released this spring.
When is American Gods season 2 released?
American Gods season two will premiere on Sunday, March 10 on Starz in the US.
For those watching outside the US, the series will be shown on Amazon Prime Video.
Episodes air weekly, with the first being added to the streaming platform on March 11.
How to watch American Gods season 2 online
In the US, American Gods season two will be available to watch on the Starz website.
Elsewhere, Amazon Prime Video will be showing the new series every week.
Season one of the Neil Gaiman fantasy drama is currently up on the site for fans looking to catch up ahead of the new season release
A subscription to the service costs £7.99 a month and the first month is free.
What is the plot of American Gods season 2?
The synopsis reads: “In season two, the battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr Wednesday (played by Ian McShane) just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party.
“While Mr World (Crispin Glover) plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack, Mr Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow (Ricky Whittle), Laura (Emily Browning) and Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) in tow.
“When things don’t go as planned after an encounter at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, as well as those they meet along the way, find themselves on quests across America — all destined in some way for Cairo, Illinois.
“Shadow will begin to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer in order to survive. But change will require sacrifice.”
The brains behind the series, author Neil Gaiman spoke about the “glorious” season two in London in autumn.
Speaking to reporters including Express.co.uk, Gaiman said: “I spent years saying to people, ‘I would love to make this’ with them going, ‘yeah, no that’s too weird’.
“So what’s great about Amazon is they go, ‘yes, we would love to make this!’.”
Explaining the bizarre concept of the drama, Gaiman said: “he premise of American Gods is that when people came to America, over the years, over the centuries, over the millennium, they brought their gods with them.
“And then kind of abandoned them.
“So now you have Old Gods, in the corners [of society], they are stealing, cheating taking small jobs. They’re getting by.
“Then a man called Shadow Moon has come out of prison, he discovers his wife is dead and is hired as a bodyguard to an elderly grifter – the glorious Ian McShane – called Mr Wednesday.
“He soon finds himself way out of his depth.”
American Gods season 2 will drop on Amazon Prime Video on March 11