Even a dysfunctional work environment can't stop American Gods. The Starz series, which is based on Neil Gaiman's hit novel and is currently airing its second season, has been renewed for Season 3 with a new showrunner, the network announced Friday.
Charles "Chic" Eglee will take the helm for the show's third season, replacing Jesse Alexander who was sidelined during production on Season 2. Alexander had actually replaced original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who both departed after Season 1. Eglee's credits include Hemlock Grove, The Walking Dead, Dexter, and The Shield.
Earlier this month, Gaiman, who serves as an executive producer on the series, shot down reports of behind-the-scenes drama, which includes rumors of overspending and creative disputes, as total fiction.
"I mean, it's sort of weird, because I got to read a certain amount of stuff online, and I'm going, "OK, well this is imaginative bullshit." Which it was. ... [One report] was the kind of article that obviously nobody writing it has access to anybody who knows what's going on. But they have access to people further down the food chain who have ideas about what might be going on. And so you just read it and go, "Well that's bullshit. That's not true. And even he wouldn't have said that," he previously told TV Guide during the Television Critics Association winter press tour in February.
Season 2 of American Gods airs Sundays at 8/7c on Starz.