American Gods ended its first season over a year and half ago, but after what seems like a excruciating wait, the journey of Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) across the country will continue, when the series returns for its second season on Sunday, March 10. Based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy novel of the same name, American Gods centers around the battle between the Gods of the Old World, like Ian McShane’s Mr. Wednesday (a.k.a. Odin), and the Gods of the modern world, embodied by the likes of Mr. World, the God of Globalization.Now, we have our first full trailer for season two, which you can watch down below:
Set to a cover of XTC’s ’80s classic “Dear God,” an appropriate song for this show if ever there was, we see Mr. Wednesday is still ready to gather the Old Gods and wage war on the New, with his recruit Shadow in tow. Despite reports of a drastic budget reduction for this second season — which saw the departure of series executive producer Bryan Fuller — it seems the gorgeous visuals for which the show is famous are in full display once more. Sadly, series standouts like Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth won’t be returning next season.According to the official description, “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 Wednesdayâ€™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 â€” a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice.”American Gods, which also stars Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Pablo SchreiberÂ as Mad Sweeney, and Back to the Future‘s Crispin Glover as Mr. World, premieres on Sunday, March 10 at 8PM ET/PT on STARZ.