Jesse Alexander has taken over as showrunner on the second season of Starz’s “American Gods”. Alexander replaces the outgoing Bryan Fuller and Michael Green who left the series after the first season.
Alexander, who previously worked with Fuller on both “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Hannibal,” will work with author Neil Gaiman on the new season. Gaiman says in a statement:
“I’m thrilled that Jesse is [the] showrunner. 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.”
At present, it’s not clear if anyone else will be vacating the show. Gillian Anderson has said she won’t be returning and Kristin Chenoweth has expressed a lack of interest in returning, beyond that it seems everyone else will return.