With less than two months to go before the second-season premiere of STARZ‘s American Gods, the network released a new official trailer for their adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s best-selling and award-winning novel. While there’s a lot going on over the course of approximately two minutes, once thing’s clear: Shadow (Ricky Whittle) shouldn’t let Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) out of his sight any time soon.
Considering the dude’s Odin, shouldn’t be that hard.
But this season will be one of life and death… decay and renewal… for more than just Shadow and Wednesday. Gods old and new will be forced to deal with the ramifications from the season one finale as that meeting convenes at the House on the Rock – as Wednesday offers his gods a “time to ride.” And along with a number of familiar faces, we also get a better look at some of this season’s newest players: a glaring Mr. Town (Dean Winters), a digitized New Media (Kayhun Kim), and Motel America waitress Mama-Ji (Sakina Jaffrey).
We were forged in God’s image, but the Gods are also made in ours’ and in Season Two the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow.
A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois: forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods – a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice.
American GodsÂ has some new players in play that will definitely complicate Shadow’s journey of self and spiritual discovery. Winters’ (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. Kim’s (Shameless) New Media is the goddess of global content: a cyberspace chameleon who’s also a master manipulator. Timeless‘s 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.
If March is a little too long of a wait for you to get your American Gods fix, STARZ has you covered with the following sneak preview from the second season:
Here are a few more looks from the trailer:
American Gods returns to STARZ for its second season on Sunday, March 10th.