WATCH: American Gods season 3 trailer

American Gods season 3The trailer for American Gods season 3 has just dropped during this year’s New York Comic Con.

The third season focuses on Shadow Moon (played by Ricky Whittle) settling down in a small Wisconsin town called Lakeside in order to avoid confronting the destiny and to involve himself in his father, Odin’s grand plans.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Whittle shared his thoughts about his storyline:

“It becomes a very relevant storyline in today’s current climate where you have a stranger come into the town, an old kind of all-white traditional town, and you have this man of color come in and [there’s] an overwhelming surface positivity, but an underlying kind of darkness and suspicion. You kind of really feel that when you get into Lakeside, not everything is as it seems…

It’s incredible that we get to tell such powerful stories and that’s something that I’ve really been excited by in season 3 is the fact that we are telling truly powerful stories. We’re seeing a really diverse cast [that’s] possibly the most diverse of all three seasons, that has a lot of representation, which I feel is very important nowadays.”

Here is the official synopsis of the season:

American Godsis the epic story of an inevitable war building between the Old Gods of mythology and our New Gods of technology. Whittle stars as ex-con Shadow Moon, a man pulled into the service of the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane (Deadwood, John Wick) — only to discover that not only is his charismatic but un-trustable boss actually the Norse All-Father god Odin, he’s also…Shadow’s father.

In Season 3 Shadow angrily pushes this apparent destiny away, and settles in the idyllic snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin — to make his own path, guided by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas. But he’ll soon discover that this town’s still waters run deep, and dark, and bloody, and that you don’t get to simply reject being a god. The only choice — and a choice you have to make — is what kind of god you’re going to be.”

American Gods will premiere in early 2021 on Starz.

Read our reviews of season 2 here.

Check out the trailer below: