American Gods, Starz’s new fantasy series about deities and their sex lives, has been renewed for a second season. The news comes just two weeks after the series premiered to rave reviews, and Deadline reports that the new season is expected to launch in mid-2018.
“Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods,” Starz programming president Carmi Zlotnik said in a statement.
American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel of the same name, follows Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con who encounters the mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and finds himself caught in the middle of a war between the Old Gods of mythology and the New Gods of media and technology. The series has been praised for its performances, stunning visuals, and frank sexual content.
The news that the series will return comes as no real surprise, as rumblings about a second season have been circulating for weeks. In a recent interview with The Verge, series creator Bryan Fuller said that the show “needed to be an ongoing series to accurately tell the tale that needed to be told.” With that in mind, fans can probably expect a few more years of the series’ take on gods, nudity, blood, and adventure.