Welp. It looks like we may not get a second season of American Gods.
Variety broke the exclusive news today that the American Gods showrunners, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, have exited from the Starz series after clashing with producers over budget and creative concerns.
This is what Variety revealed from their sources below:
Creators and executive producers on the series, Fuller and Green are said to be departing after clashing with producer FremantleMedia over budget and creative direction. Fuller and Green were said to have been pushing for an increase to the series’ budget for season two. Sources close to the production said that the per-episode budget for “American Gods” season two already nearly $10 million.
As of now, there have been no names put forward to take over the showrunner title.
American Gods was renewed for a second season in May after the numbers came in from the premiere episode debut. However, since Fuller and Green reached an impasse creatively with the team, I’m not so sure how quickly we will get a second season or if we will even get a second season at this point.
This is not the first time Bryan Fuller has left a show over production issues. He exited CBS’ Star Trek Discovery after multiple production delays, of which there were many.
The official synopsis for the show is below:
“American Gods” posits a different kind of war brewing—one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” “Ray Donovan”) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (“Sucker Punch,” “Legend”) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (“Orange is the New Black”) as Mad Sweeney. Other cast members include Yetide Badaki (“Aquarius,” “Masters of Sex”) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (“Deadly Waters”) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (“Back to the Future”) as Mr. World and Orlando Jones (“Madiba,” “Sleepy Hollow”) as Mr. Nancy.
What do you think of this news? Are you just as concerned about the show’s future as we are? Let us know in the comments below.