American Gods season 3 is definitely happening, but the Starz-produced series will change up showrunners again for its third run. This follows Neil Gaiman’s comments on the “slightly hysterical” reporting of the last showrunner change.
Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were the original showrunners for American Gods, but they left after the first season. Book author Neil Gaiman then served as co-showrunner alongside Jesse Alexander for the second season.
Now, going into the third season, Alexander is stepping away and Charles ‘Chic’ Eglee is going to be the new showrunner. Variety broke the news of this personnel change behind the scenes, and shared this quote from Gaiman on the topic:
“I’m thrilled ‘American Gods’ has been renewed for a third season, and even more thrilled that I’m getting to work on it with Chic Eglee. Chic is the best partner-in-crime. We’ve been working for weeks now on the shape of the season and I’m delighted that he gets to carry the ‘American Gods’ torch on to glory. Thank you to Fremantle, Starz and Amazon for having faith in the series, to Bryan, Michael and Jesse for bringing it this far, to all the cast and crew, and most of all to the viewers. It’s their love of the characters that took us to this point, and will take us on to the next chapter.”
Eglee’s previous credits include The Walking Dead, Dexter, and The Shield.
We’ll bring you more American Gods news as we hear it.