If you’ve been hoping that Starz’ take on ‘American Gods’ would cover the novel’s sequel anytime soon, you’re out of luck. Creator Neil Gaiman has just shared that the first five seasons of the series, assuming it lasts that long, will make up the story he told in the first novel and it wouldn’t be until the sixth season that any sequel material could crop up. This is, of course, assuming the novel has been completed by that time. Thankfully four years, possibly more if production delays continue, is plenty of time for him to figure out where he might want to take the series as his timetable is a little tighter compared to say, George R.R. Martin‘s.
As to how the next novel would continue the work? Gaiman has recently shared that, “there are hooks built into American Gods that the sequel clips onto. And some of them are big and obvious, and some of them are almost invisible, and only I know how they work.”
The first five seasons are slated to cover the book and a little more before getting to what Gaiman sounds excited to dig into:
“If we make it through 5 seasons and we get to finish the book, and then we’ve done the stories of Shadow in the UK, I can get to roll up my sleeves and do the story of Shadow’s return to the US. But that’s a long way down the line.”
With the series plagued by production issues, there is always the chance that it will never get that far or take a few extra years to get there as well. So far we’ve seen co-showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green leave the show. Following that, the first replacement showrunner Jesse Alexander also ended up leaving the series. That isn’t even getting into the various actors who aren’t slated to return such as Kristin Chenoweth and Gillian Anderson.
Are you excited that a sequel material to ‘American Gods’ might make it onto the small screen? Do you think that Starz can keep the series afloat for another four years to even get to that point where the next chapter would even be discussed? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant