What's Old and What's New in American Gods Season 2

Neil Gaiman, stars Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane, and other members of regular cast remind viewers where they left off and reveal where they're going this season.

by | March 8, 2019 | Comments

American Gods S2 202 Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney and Emily Browing as Laura Moon (Starz)

(Photo by Starz)

Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods for premium cable TV brought the the author’s characters to life and introduced viewers to the deities of ancient mythology and the new ones hoping to take their place. By season 2, there are a lot of characters — gods, mortals, and other — to keep track of.

Some of the gods from Gaiman’s book have taken new form, some characters have had much larger roles in the show than they did in the book, and it’s been two years since season 1 aired. Time for a refresher!

In season 1, helmed by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, Shadow Moon became embroiled in a battle between the old gods and the new gods when Mr. Wednesday hired him as a driver. Trailed by leprechaun Mad Sweeney and Shadow’s undead wife Laura, Shadow may have no choice but to become a believer.

The cast of American Gods and Gaiman himself spoke with Rotten Tomatoes in Los Angeles to reacquaint viewers, new and old, with the series. After you read where each character left off in season 1, flip the image to see where American Gods is headed in season 2.

American Gods returns on Sunday, March 10 on Starz.

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

zombie Marvel Studios all-time best werewolf Ovation Christmas TCA 2017 Sundance Peacock GoT indie New York Comic Con Legendary Trivia anthology blockbuster 2021 trophy ID Writers Guild of America YouTube Red Comic-Con@Home 2021 heist movie festival elevated horror A24 Emmys richard e. Grant Thanksgiving Rocketman spanish TV renewals olympics docuseries Fox Searchlight Marathons The Purge crime thriller television OWN MCU TV movies cancelled breaking bad toy story The Arrangement Pixar NBA Pop GIFs cats batman news joker TCA Awards period drama scary Tubi Drama Masterpiece Schedule Apple TV+ toronto unscripted renewed TV shows nfl Amazon Prime American Society of Cinematographers comic book movies Disney streaming service superman cops WarnerMedia Universal Pictures docudrama theme song women Film USA Network crossover know your critic National Geographic comic book movie Set visit Pirates halloween tv TCA Winter 2020 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt a nightmare on elm street BAFTA Biopics History comic books cancelled television kong latino italian Hallmark Photos sopranos deadpool children's TV documentary 24 frames space LGBTQ Dark Horse Comics spinoff reboot spain Toys dc sag awards HFPA Avengers tv talk Academy Awards Food Network VICE The Academy A&E scene in color Stephen King Britbox dark free movies TCM Disney Plus high school PBS halloween Ghostbusters cults First Reviews Character Guide independent hidden camera razzies binge 2018 international venice The CW green book robots archives kids ABC Signature FXX suspense Podcast young adult harry potter spider-verse Best and Worst X-Men 99% spanish language south america art house serial killer San Diego Comic-Con Pride Month Television Academy twilight Spectrum Originals Mudbound Amazon AMC movies Mary Tyler Moore streaming DC streaming service Disney Channel spy thriller Columbia Pictures Classic Film PaleyFest BBC YA french christmas movies telelvision Acorn TV Lifetime trailers Starz prank 4/20 obituary canceled Winners blaxploitation travel Mystery Logo Lifetime Christmas movies Comedy Central satire transformers Fall TV nature talk show BET YouTube Premium sequel CW Seed ABC Rock series Amazon Studios Reality APB cinemax adventure Netflix Spring TV Video Games dceu Marvel Television Extras GLAAD Lionsgate laika spider-man AMC Plus Year in Review 73rd Emmy Awards Discovery Channel game show kaiju Fargo dragons DC Universe vampires romantic comedy Tomatazos E! saw japanese slashers 2019 Cartoon Network Pop TV japan mission: impossible new zealand Epix mob supernatural godzilla reviews Trophy Talk politics The Walt Disney Company quibi Baby Yoda The Walking Dead films IFC Country ghosts king arthur CMT Freeform jamie lee curtis based on movie Comic Book science fiction worst black comedy Calendar royal family concert Opinion TLC Turner Classic Movies Rocky Vudu mockumentary 2020 TIFF miniseries chucky vs. Black History Month Winter TV documentaries Mindy Kaling book Heroines El Rey foreign Alien Black Mirror Premiere Dates action-comedy DC Comics ABC Family Sundance Now Ellie Kemper live action Television Critics Association gangster Tarantino Crunchyroll Super Bowl Box Office historical drama Binge Guide Action legend fresh classics Endgame stand-up comedy Polls and Games Tumblr posters Apple TV Plus SDCC Interview Music book adaptation 21st Century Fox 90s witnail revenge biopic rotten movies we love Pet Sematary war Hallmark Christmas movies dexter Certified Fresh romance Countdown HBO sports golden globes rt archives golden globe awards festivals Bravo Sci-Fi OneApp Disney+ Disney Plus Paramount Plus 2016 Amazon Prime Video Infographic 007 Rom-Com Netflix Christmas movies directors Superheroes Watching Series Image Comics singing competition Walt Disney Pictures 20th Century Fox cancelled TV shows TruTV CNN composers Trailer PlayStation Animation Song of Ice and Fire HBO Go aapi zero dark thirty hist boxing natural history strong female leads 72 Emmy Awards Esquire Cannes true crime popular sequels hispanic heritage month scary movies dramedy streaming movies Valentine's Day canceled TV shows anime movie versus comic Musicals TV FX on Hulu diversity TBS See It Skip It SundanceTV Hollywood Foreign Press Association doctor who marvel cinematic universe blockbusters screen actors guild Syfy video LGBT Family police drama Fantasy cancelled TV series discovery rom-coms Anna Paquin Shondaland Elton John Spike Brie Larson king kong political drama superhero Lucasfilm Shudder Teen Women's History Month Turner feel good debate Sony Pictures scorecard technology Chernobyl Disney monster movies screenings Hulu 1990s Awards USA jurassic park dogs CBS All Access Neflix President Mary Poppins Returns indiana jones Quiz criterion justice league WGN FOX australia stop motion Holiday Mary poppins TNT award winner The Witch VOD E3 79th Golden Globes Awards animated rt labs finale Universal disaster Hear Us Out child's play Paramount Network BBC One Superheroe Creative Arts Emmys IMDb TV Captain marvel slasher new york target MSNBC Paramount Nickelodeon IFC Films Awards Tour Grammys franchise critic resources DirecTV biography VH1 Comics on TV fast and furious First Look ratings aliens Western 45 Reality Competition psycho rotten die hard TV Land adaptation Instagram Live crime ESPN video on demand leaderboard universal monsters pirates of the caribbean TCA genre Musical mcc wonder woman cooking NBC SXSW Nat Geo emmy awards live event dreamworks hispanic worst movies comics sitcom casting Kids & Family Election rt labs critics edition ITV Apple critics name the review TV One parents RT History boxoffice asian-american Nominations Sundance TV Fox News HBO Max new star wars movies Marvel remakes Funimation Broadway Star Wars Tags: Comedy Holidays black BBC America YouTube Emmy Nominations Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Arrowverse DGA Travel Channel lord of the rings Crackle cars Red Carpet adenture james bond nbcuniversal teaser comedies Pacific Islander marvel comics comiccon Exclusive Video CBS stoner thriller Horror Oscars Warner Bros. Adult Swim Comedy 2017 social media 71st Emmy Awards RT21 Martial Arts Tokyo Olympics 93rd Oscars Cosplay facebook FX what to watch cartoon ViacomCBS Wes Anderson 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Star Trek football mutant medical drama basketball Prime Video NYCC BET Awards hollywood zombies Summer psychological thriller Film Festival crime drama game of thrones Sneak Peek MTV Showtime