American Gods Renewed at Starz


Starz has picked up a second season of its critically acclaimed original series American Gods, which has garnered more than 5 million multiplatform viewers to date since its April 30 debut and growing.

Produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), the series was adapted from the award-winning Neil Gaiman novel. It debuted on April 30 at 9 p.m. to the most Live+SD series premiere viewers (975,000) amongst all current Starz original series and 1.575 million viewers Live +7, a Starz series premiere record.

Carmi Zlotnik, the 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.”

Craig Cegielski, co-CEO of FremantleMedia North America, said: “American Gods has been a groundbreaking 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.”