American Gods renewed for season 3

American Gods has officially been renewed for a third season even as the second season has only begun. The fantasy drama will also be getting a new showrunner, its third so far, according to a report by Deadline.

Just ahead of the season two premiere, the show has already been confirmed for a third season. Charles “Chic” Eglee (The Walking Dead) has come on board as the new showrunner. The first season was run by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green while Jesse Alexander was brought in for season two.

Starz programming boss Carmi Zlotnik discussed the renewal in a statement:

“Audiences continue to worship at the altar of American Gods and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come… With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.”

Gaiman also expressed his excitement about the renewal and about working with Eglee:

“I’m thrilled American Gods has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee…

“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 to this point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”

American Gods airs every Sunday on Starz.