Starz has given its blessing to a second season of fantasy drama series American Gods, the network said Thursday.
The series, which follows an epic battle between traditional Old Gods and New Gods, averaged a network series best 975,000 viewers (Live+SD) for the April 30 premiere and a network record 1.5 million viewers in Nielsen Live+7 ratings, per Starz. Overall the episode has garnered more than 5 million multiplatform viewers to-date, according to Starz.
The series is produced by FremantleMedia North America and executive-produced by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk, Adam Kane and Neil Gaiman.
“Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods,” Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz, said in a release.