Release Date Of ‘American Gods’ Starz Season 3
Season 3 of “American Gods” set a release date. The next entry of the Starz adaptation will premiere on January 10, 2021.
Starz revealed the news with a special message from writer and executive producer Neil Gaiman on Tuesday morning. The fiction of Gaiman, the author of the 2001 “American Gods” fantasy book. It serves as the basis for the continuing series, but he stressed the “timely” existence of the new incarnation.
The Series Breakdown
In Season 3, Shadow angrily pushes this obvious destiny away. He settles in the snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin, to make his own course. Led by the gods of his Black ancestors, the Orishas. According to the synopsis given by the network. But he’ll soon discover that the waters of this city are still flowing deep, dark, and bloody. You can’t actually reject becoming a deity. What kind of god you are going to be is the only choice, and a choice you have to make.
Season 2 of “American Gods” ended in April 2019. After the tumultuous series received a rather unanticipated renewal of Season 3. The adaptation was hit-and-miss with critics, failed to gain success on the awards circuit. Between Seasons 1 and 2 saw a steep decline in linear ratings (after another almost two-year gap between new episodes). Backstage turnover may explain part of the reason for the prolonged delays. After the first season, original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green quit over budget and creative disagreements after the first season. Then new Season 2 showrunner Jesse Alexander was officially sidelined mid-shoot, before being replaced in Season 3.
Season 3 Was Not A Smooth Sail
And Season 3 was not smooth sailing either, according to reports. Orlando Jones, who played Mr. Nancy during the first two seasons, said he was fired from the show in September 2019. He was replaced with named Charles “Chic” Eglee as the explanation for the new showrunner. Jones said in a video posted on social media in December.
“The new Season 3 showrunner is Connecticut-born and Yale-educated. So he’s really smart and thinks Mr. Nancy’s angry, get-shit-done is the wrong message for black America.”
Starz reps confirmed that Jones’ character was clearly not the subject of this season’s adaptation of the novel. Since then, the series has revealed new cast members. Along with returning cast members Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane, Dominique Jackson (“Pose”), Marilyn Manson (“The New Pope”). Blythe Danner (“Will & Grace”), Eric Johnson (“The Girlfriend Experience”), and Herizen Guardiola (“The Get Down”) will join new series regular Ashley Reyes.
Gaiman Message For The Fan
“American Gods” season 3 will debut at 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021. On Starz ET. With Gaiman ‘s message, a promotional photo for the release date was included, which can be read in full below.
When we embarked upon making Season Three of “American Gods,” we had no idea how timely it would turn out to be. We knew we wanted to return to what people loved and responded to in the book: that it was time for Shadow to go to the little town of Lakeside and try to lose himself in normality.
And at the same time, in Season Three, we wanted to focus on the characters and their journeys. To show Shadow forging a path guided by the Gods of his ancestors, becoming more himself while deciding who he is and what side he’s on — humanity’s or that of the Gods.
We knew also that we wanted to continue to root the show in the landscapes of America. To explore what “America” means to its people and to talk about immigrants — about the very different people who came to this remarkable land and brought their gods with them. The new gods of phone and app and glitter demand our attention and our love, and the old gods want to mean something again.
America must be for all of us, and “American Gods” must reflect that. This season truly feels as if it does. It’s full of drama and emotion, the very real and the utterly strange, and it features some of the finest performances the show has yet seen. It brings back favorite characters, some in remarkable new ways, and we will encounter people and gods we’ve never met before. I’m proud of our brilliant cast — of Ricky and Emily, of Yetide and Ian, Bruce, Demore, Omid and all the rest — and of what the writers have done to bring the story back on track.
Thank you so much,