Jesse Alexander, whose past credits include Star Trek: Discovery, Hannibal and Heroes, has officially signed on to steer the ship for Season 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fuller and Green had already written six episodes for the new season, which are now being scrapped and rewritten with Alexander at the helm.
"I'm thrilled that Jesse is [the] showrunner," American Gods author Neil Gaiman told THR. "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."
It sounds like Gaiman will definitely be taking a more active role in Season 2. Starz boss Chris Albrecht told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that Gaiman would "take more of a central role and [be] moving forward into a traditional showrunner function."
Season 2 of American Gods is now rumored to debut in January 2019, but given the ever-shifting status of this show, that date might not be set in stone.