Starz continues the promotion for ‘American Gods’ Season 2 with a brand new featurette, this one showing the old gods gearing up for their war with the new gods.
In the trailer, we see some footage from the new season including shots of Wednesday (Ian McShane), Shadowmoon (Ricky Whittle) and Laura (Emily Browning) traveling across country in the car together, the latter two finally reunited, with Laura trying to catch up on everything going on, especially as to who Wednesday is. We also get some glimpses of everyone arriving at the House On the Rock, which is the set-piece for a pretty important scene in Neil Gaiman’s source material for the series, a scene many had thought would be the ideal place to end Season 1, instead of where it actually ended with Easter (Kristen Chenoweth) opening up her powers against the new gods in a frightening display.
In the featurette Gaiman himself shared his thoughts on The House On The Rock and its significance, stating:
“The House on the Rock is the most glorious piece of mad Americana in America. You’ve got the biggest carousel in the world, full-sized circus, 100-piece mechanical orchestra. All this sort of madness.”
In the featurette, we see many of the old gods meeting up at the House on the Rock to plan for the future, and ostensibly hear Wednesday’s plan for the war on the new Gods, who we also see are planning their own attack against the old gods. When putting the whole conflict into a nutshell, Gaiman explains:
“There’s only so much belief going around, and [the New Gods] have to be put in their place.”
The show itself is hoping to retain its audience from the first season, who may be a little reluctant to stick around knowing the original show-runners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were fired after Season 1, meaning the quality and tone of the series may have changed between seasons. But based on the trailers and clips released so far, it seems a lot of effort has gone into maintaining the look and feel from Season 1, so fans may not have much to worry about, especially since Neil Gaiman is still with the series.
Check out the featurette for yourself below, and make sure to tune into Starz on March 10th to see ‘American Gods’ Season 2 when it premieres!
And here’s the original synopsis for the series:
Ex-convict Shadow Moon roams a world he doesn’t understand, left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife. Little does he know his life is about to change after he meets a crafty, charismatic con man named Mr. Wednesday, who offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. As their journey begins, Shadow encounters a hidden America where magic is real and fear grows over the ascending power of New Gods like Technology and Media. In a grand plan to combat the threat, Mr. Wednesday attempts to unite the Old Gods to defend their existence and rebuild the influence that they’ve lost, leaving Shadow struggling to accept this new world and his place in it.