Putting out a new season of television each year is so 2016. The new hotness? Making fans wait 18 months or more!
American Gods, Starz's romp through a world in which the gods of classic mythology are being usurped by new gods, is going a skip year between Seasons 1 and 2, according to the first video evidence of Season 2. Though Season 1 debuted in April 2017 and concluded in June 2017, Season 2 won't premiere until sometime in 2019. At least that's what star Ricky Whittle says.
The behind-the-scenes video features American Gods author and executive producer Neil Gaiman telling fans that Season 2 has begun filming in case they forgot about the show after all the deafening silence on the project since original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left the series. Fuller has moved on to adapt The Vampire Chronicles (and possibly more Hannibal?) and Green's Y: The Last Man will produce a pilot for FX.
American Gods is the latest show to take 2018 off following Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Rick & Morty and others. Westworld just returned following a prolonged absence as well. Longer production times and an insistence on getting things right are among the factors contributing to the delays.
American Gods Season 2 is coming in 2019.