American Gods season 2 is in trouble

Tom Chapman
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From Digital Spy

Uh oh, there could be trouble ahead for season 2 of American Gods.

With an all-star cast including Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle and Gillian Anderson, the Starz show premiered to a slew of positive reviews in 2017.

Costing a hefty $130 million for season 1, the show's continuation was always going to come at a price, however, it sounds like the problems are bigger than we first thought.

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Speaking at the Television Critics Association's press tour, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht explained that American Gods is struggling at the moment.

"Kristin Chenoweth, as far as we all know, is still committed to the show - obviously pending her availability because, as you are seeing, we're having some trouble getting the second season underway," lamented Albrecht (via EW ).

Based off Neil Gaiman's 2001 book, American Gods has already lost Gillian Anderson as the goddess Media, but what's next for the troubled show?

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"It's an incredibly difficult adaptation of a fantastic novel," said Albrecht. "It's one of the reasons it took so long to get to the screen in the first place... Neil Gaiman will be taking a more central role moving forward into a more traditional showrunner function, and we're looking for a partner for him who can ensure that the television part of this gets the appropriate attention."

The news that Gaiman will be taking on a bigger role is surely good as, after all, it is based on the world he created.

However, for those worried that the network is giving up on the fledgling show, Albrecht wanted to reiterate that Starz is still planning a long-lasting series.

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"We're very committed to American Gods," he reassured fans. "We love the show; as I mentioned before, it did very well for us. We're hoping for many more years of American Gods to come on Starz."

Also, with more episodes promised for the show's next run, you can see how a bigger production could lead to bigger problems.

With no return date set for American Gods, there could still be a bit of a wait before we get to season 2.

American Gods airs on Starz in the US and is available to stream on Amazon Prime in the UK.

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