“American Gods” Renewed for Season 3

Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle in
Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle in "American Gods"

Get ready for some more American Gods.

Starz has picked up the series for another season. The Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane-led series will return for a third season with a new show runner at the helm — Walking Dead alum, Charles “Chic” Eglee. The position was previously held by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Jesse Alexander.

American Gods is based on Neil Gaiman’s 2001 award winning novel. Gaiman who also serves as executive producer said in a statement: “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.”

“Audiences continue to worship at the altar of American Gods and we are excited to be able to announce to all the true believers that there is more of this fantastical series to come,” added  Starz programming boss Carmi Zlotnik in a statement today “With Chic at the helm, the invaluable insight and contributions of Neil Gaiman and the undeniable talent of this dedicated cast and crew, we know that the show will continue to deliver on the vision and promise laid out in the novel.”

Deadline was first to report that another season of American Gods is to be expected last month. The news was confirmed Friday, one week into the long-awaited second season of the series.