Less than a week after the second season premiere, Starz has renewed its fantasy drama “American Gods” for a third season reports TV Line.
Charles ‘Chic’ Eglee (“The Shield”) will take over as showrunner, taking over a frequently changing position previously held by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Jesse Alexander.
Executive producer/author Neil Gaiman says in a statement: “Chic is the best partner-in-crime. We’ve been working for weeks now on the shape of the season, and I’m delighted that he gets to carry the American Gods torch on to glory. Thank you to Fremantle, Starz and Amazon for having faith in the series, to Bryan, Michael and Jesse for bringing it this far, to all the cast and crew, and most of all to the viewers. It’s their love of the characters that took us tot his point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”
The show’s second season premiere episode pulled in a fairly dismal 520,000 viewers and a 0.16 rating – down by 55% on the series premiere which scored a 0.28 rating and 714,000 viewers.