'American Gods' Finds Its New Showrunner In Jesse Alexander

'American Gods' Finds Its New Showrunner In Jesse Alexander

According to THR, who broke the story, the work Fuller and Green had already done on Season 2 will be tossed out, allowing Alexander and Gaiman to start from scratch. "I'm glad that we, and the cast and crew, will have Jesse shepherding us on the way".

"American Gods" Season 2 is moving forward with Jesse Alexander set to take over as showrunner, Variety has confirmed.

Last May, Starz announced that it had renewed its fantasy series American Godsfor a second season, only to run into a significant bump later in the year: showrunners Michael Green and Bryan Fuller left the show, reportedly over issues about its budget. Gaiman tells The Hollywood Reporterthat Alexander "loves and understands the book, he loves and understands the TV series and he's dedicated to making future seasons of American Gods as good and as handsome and as unique as they can be". "He loves and understands the book, he loves and understands the TV series and he's dedicated to making future seasons of American Gods as good and as handsome and as unique as they can be", Gaiman tells THR.

American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Jonathan Tucker, Crispin Glover, Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, Mousa Kraish, Gillian Anderson, Omid Abtahi, Orlando Jones, Demore Barnes, Dane Cook, Kristin Chenoweth, Corbin Bernsen, Jeremy Davies and Beth Grant.


American Gods was expected to return January 2019, however, it will likely be delayed. But after season 1 wrapped and while the writing of season 2 was happening, Fuller and Green jumped ship, leaving American Gods rudderless. The first season was wonderful, and even surpassed Gaiman's novel (in my humble opinion, at least).

"They were not fired nor did they quit", Albrecht noted.

At the press event, Albrecht played coy about Fuller and Green's departure, avoiding acknowledging their sudden abandonment of the series they brought to life. In addition to budget concerns, sources note Gaiman was also unhappy with the direction Fuller and Green planned to take season two as their vision was not a straight adaptation of his source material.

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