‘American Gods’ Season 2 Preview: A Guide to Your Gods, Old and New [VIDEOS]

So where does your faith lie?

With only a little more than two weeks to go before viewers are bleesed with the second-season premiere of STARZ‘s American Gods, now is as good a time as any to get reacquainted with the new gods, old gods, and the “‘tweeners” before the series’ Sunday, March 10th return. Thankfully, STARZ realizes that the wait between seasons was a little longer than expected so they’re offering fans a series of profile clips that affords us a little more “quality time” with “The God Squad” – and possibly some clues to what’s still to come.

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American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, Demore Barnes, among others. Joining the cast this season are Kahyun Kim, Devery Jacobs, Sakina Jaffrey, and Dean Winters.

For Shadow (Whittle), every ending has a new beginning – and he welcomes it:

For Wednesday (McShane), belief in the old gods isn’t just the right choice… it’s the righteous choice:

Salim’s (Abtahi) heart is taking him on a journey… but waits for him at journey’s end?

Can the Jinn (Kraish) keep Salim at a distance – or will both of them get burned?

Mr. Ibis (Barnes) believes in the truth – but whose truth?

New gods? Old Gods? The future is yours… just have to believe in one god: Technical Boy (Langley):

If Laura Moon (Browning) isn’t letting Death stop her, do you think she’s going to let Wednesday?

Mad Sweeney’s (Schreiber) owed a battle… but will this time be any different?

Loved? Feared? For Mr. World (Glover), they both yield the same result: control:

When Mr. Nancy (Jones) speaks, even gods listen…

Bilquis (Badaki) accepts your worship, but where does her faith lie: with gods old or new?

American Gods also has some new players in play this season who will definitely complicate Shadow’s journey of self and spiritual discovery. Winters’ brutally efficient and precise Mr. Town is tasked by Mr. World to learn what Shadow knows about Wednesday’s plan. First Nations actor Devery Jacobs 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 New Media is the goddess of global content: a cyberspace chameleon who’s also a master manipulator. Jaffrey’s 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.

While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow joins Wednesday’s attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney along for the adventure. A council at House on the Rock explodes, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois. This will force 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.

Jump back into the car with Wednesday and Shadow for a road trip like no other.

American Gods season 2 will premiere on STARZ, Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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