Amazon is sticking with American Gods. Amazon Prime Video UK has picked up the exclusive UK rights to the recently ordered third season of the Starz original drama. The show’s second season started airing on the streaming service last week.
The pick up is part of a wider agreement inked by Amazon which will see them continue as the international broadcaster for American Gods in more than than 200 countries and territories worldwide. FremantleMedia International is the distributor.
“American Gods is stunning entertainment and our customers across the globe are loving it,” said Brad Beale, Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for Prime Video. “With season two just kicking off, we’re thrilled that we can officially announce for our customers and fans of Neil Gaiman that another season of the series they love will be coming to Prime Video.”
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, American Gods tells the story of a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. The drama series is produced by Fremantle and stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi and Demore Barnes.
In Season two, the battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues to brew as we join Mr. Wednesday just a few short hours after his declaration of war and the epic showdown that ensued at Easter’s party. While Mr. World plans revenge for Wednesday’s attack, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods with Shadow, Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow. When things don’t go as planned after an encounter at the House on the Rock, both Old and New Gods, as well as those they meet along the way, find themselves on quests across America — all destined in some way for Cairo, Illinois. Shadow will begin to understand this strange world of the gods and carve out a place in it as a believer in order to survive. But change will require sacrifice.