Fans who tuned into Starz‘s “Holy Day Binge” of the first season of American Gods were treated to the opening minutes of the second-season premiere following the conclusion of the season 1 marathon. Starting at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on Saturday, fans were able to join cast members on social media as they shared their favorite moments from the first season while the cable network airs all eight episodes back-to-back. With the tagline “Your Worship Will Be Rewarded,” viewers were expecting at least another teaser, an official trailer, or a behind-the-scenes video – but it looks like Starz did them one better.
Fans of the cable network’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel looking to get caught up on the the war between the “new gods” and “old gods” before it reignites on Sunday, March 10, were joined online by Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy), Mousa Kraish (Jinn), Omid Abtahi (Salim), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), and Bruce Langley (Tech Boy). And for their unwavering faith, they were bestowed this:
— American Gods US (@americangodsus) December 30, 2018
Looks like Tech Boy is going on a mission – and Mr. World in this new war against the “old gods,” he isn’t asking nicely.
Here’s a look at the original teaser and synopsis for the upcoming second season of Starz’s American Gods:
The battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party. While Mr. World plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack and Technical Boy searches for Media, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow (Ricky Whittle).
Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow, Shadow begins to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer, but it is far from a straight path. Change requires sacrifice, and when things don’t go as planned at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, and those they meet along the way, find themselves on journeys across America — all destined for a climactic showdown in Cairo, Illinois.
American Gods has some new players in play that will definitely complicate Shadow’s journey of self and spiritual discovery. Dean Winters’s (Wayne) brutally efficient and precise Mr. Town is tasked by Mr. World (Crispin Glover) to learn what Shadow knows about Wednesday’s (Ian McShane) plan. First Nations actor Devery Jacobs (Cardinal) is college student Sam Black Crow: a spiritually cynical young woman who lives her life with fierce confidence and openness, selling her chainsaw art by the roadside for extra money. Kahyun Kim’s (Shameless) New Media is the goddess of global content: a cyberspace chameleon who’s also a master manipulator. Timeless‘s Sakina Jaffrey portrays Hindu war goddess Mama-Ji: a waitress at the Motel America, her necklace of skulls, acerbic wit and free spirit make her a match for any mighty god or man.