Fans of STARZ's American Gods have been counting the days down until the series' Sunday, March 10th return, so on this "Eve of Destruction" author/executive producer Neil Gaiman and the cast are here to explain what lies ahead… and what lies ahead is war.
As you're about to see in this new behind-the-scenes video, the coming war will claim gods old and new – and those that find themselves caught in their crosshairs.
We're looking at you, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle)…
American Gods stars 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.
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 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 proper, starting Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.