American Gods finally has its new showrunner

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The second season of American Gods, adapted from the book by Neil Gaiman, hasn’t had the cleanest of paths to the screen. Production hasn’t yet begun on the new series, and furthermore, it lost its showrunner, Bryan Fuller, at the end of November. Co-showrunner Michael Green left the show at the same time.

Now, just over two months later, a replacement has finally been appointed (after Gaiman ruled himself out, citing his commitments to overseeing the Good Omens TV show), with Jesse Alexander taking on the role. Alexander had worked with Fuller on shows such as Hannibal. He takes over American Gods immediately, and with the blessing of Gaiman.

“I’m thrilled that Jesse is [the] showrunner”, Gaiman told The Hollywood Reporter. “He loves and understands the book, he loves and understands the TV series and he’s dedicated to making future seasons of American Gods as good and as beautiful and as unique as they can be”.

We await news on when production begins, and when season two of the show is likely to air…