After just two episodes, American Gods has been given the thumbs up for a second season. We are all worshiping at Media’s altar… and she is pleased!
If you’ve been following my reviews, you know I’m pretty stoked about this series. While many TV fans may not appreciate what Bryan Fuller has brought to life here, the 1.575 Million of us that do “get it” are rejoicing publicly on social media. American Gods may not be for everyone. I totally get that. However, there’s no denying the creative time have a hit show on their hands. Given enough time, I’m sure folks that are on the fence will come around.
Anyway, check out the official announcement below and don’t miss this weekend’s Episode 3 “Head Full of Snow.”
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THE STARS HAVE ALIGNED FOR “AMERICAN GODS” – STARZ GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE DEITIES FOLLOWING CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND STRONG VIEWERSHIP
More Than 5 Million Viewers of the Premiere Episode to Date and Growing
“THE MOST IMPORTANT SHOW ON TV” – Entertainment Weekly
“SIMPLY DIVINE” – Deadline
Beverly Hills, Calif. – Starz announced it has picked up a second season of its deity-driven, critically-acclaimed original series “American Gods,” produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), following its premiere on STARZ on April 30, which has garnered more than 5 million multiplatform viewers to-date and growing.*
Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz, said, “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.”
“American Gods has been a ground-breaking series born out of belief and it’s thrilling to be partnered with Starz to continue this ambitious story. Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have ignited a conversation through cinematic magic, presented through a diverse ensemble of actors that continue to keep us engaged and inspired,” said Craig Cegielski, Co-CEO of FremantleMedia North America.
The series debuted on April 30th at 9PM ET/PT to the most Live+SD series premiere viewers (975K) amongst all current STARZ Original series and 1.575 Million viewers Live +7, a STARZ series premiere record.** The premiere of “American Gods” placed #1 on Nielsen Social Ratings for all scripted broadcast and cable television series on Sunday, 4/30/2017. (1)
*Source: Based on Starz internal estimates of linear and non-linear / time shifted results from Nielsen (NPower) as well as internal analysis of broadband data. Subject to further qualifications available upon request.
** Source: Nielsen NPower of series premiere telecasts Live +SD, Live +7 P2+ Projections (000s)
(1) Source: Nielsen, Social Content Ratings data
American Gods airs Sundays at 9/8c on STARZ.