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

transformers Disney streaming service Ellie Kemper spy thriller Certified Fresh Walt Disney Pictures YouTube Red Classic Film Wes Anderson Music DC Universe Logo 93rd Oscars HBO documentary crime historical drama broadcast Anna Paquin gangster festival biography teaser Mary poppins Best Picture TIFF Turner Classic Movies Best and Worst Crackle mcc LGBT Video Games parents CMT Universal Pictures facebook new york live event independent blockbusters summer preview animated 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards rom-coms Food Network Oscar ABC Signature Winter TV blockbuster Alien Apple TV+ sag awards BAFTA venice Premiere Dates versus TV Land Mystery Amazon Prime composers Epix mutant richard e. Grant cinemax jurassic park Elton John 24 frames pirates of the caribbean Freeform Musicals Chernobyl Western VH1 ViacomCBS Musical Holidays remakes free movies Tarantino worst saw movies Spike biopic black target french Fox Searchlight DGA Focus Features E3 Photos hispanic kong SXSW 2022 Set visit adventure Drama President posters SundanceTV strong female leads news Awards Tour Paramount Network emmy awards fresh Baby Yoda Sony romantic comedy Comedy A24 psycho Writers Guild of America MGM interviews monster movies police drama Arrowverse GoT south america DirecTV Discovery Channel WGN BBC travel NBA The Arrangement 2021 Turner romance The Walking Dead Watching Series sitcom dreamworks new zealand El Rey directors zombies Nominations Disney Plus satire Adult Swim diversity ESPN Fall TV leaderboard Travel Channel TLC AMC Plus FX on Hulu Native wonder woman Pixar social media new star wars movies telelvision godzilla Star Wars Celebration Lionsgate streaming movies VOD scary movies San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Best Actor based on movie rt archives best critics Pride Month Rocketman YA Summer Emmys Britbox stop motion nfl natural history olympics children's TV die hard boxing finale PBS Winners ID Hear Us Out award winner obi wan sports Amazon Prime Video Geeked Week game show action-comedy MTV serial killer werewolf legend breaking bad Grammys trailers Extras Amazon Podcast Women's History Month The Purge kaiju Shudder Prime Video slashers TBS anthology cults Spring TV TV sopranos Exclusive Video Binge Guide comics GLAAD Television Academy YouTube Premium spanish 2016 TCA 2017 Hollywood Foreign Press Association toy story Paramount 20th Century Fox talk show video on demand FOX MSNBC science fiction witnail Black History Month know your critic 79th Golden Globes Awards Crunchyroll james bond Nickelodeon IMDb TV 90s superhero Image Comics TCA Awards latino Comic-Con@Home 2021 game of thrones royal family Ovation Oscars 2015 The Walt Disney Company anime NBC Mary Tyler Moore spider-man Brie Larson Trailer Song of Ice and Fire reviews Marvel Television cats Television Critics Association 99% Academy Awards 71st Emmy Awards Marvel Studios dramedy Sci-Fi Tumblr obituary king kong DC Comics FX The Academy scene in color film series sequels Creative Arts Emmys crossover technology Box Office singing competition 73rd Emmy Awards OWN comiccon Film New York Comic Con Endgame First Reviews batman adenture king arthur Best Director 2020 Syfy Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Broadway South by Southwest Film Festival stoner mission: impossible aapi international mockumentary TV renewals a nightmare on elm street AMC PaleyFest japan feel good Lifetime mob halloween cooking ratings halloween tv politics Peacock CNN summer TV preview cops Pop TV cancelled TV series Captain marvel Tags: Comedy comic book movies tv talk crime drama Fantasy aliens disaster 1990s rt labs suspense Valentine's Day Bravo screen actors guild Rocky vampires 45 Lucasfilm USA Network X-Men cancelled laika golden globes justice league SXSW joker Shondaland Comics on TV Pop Reality Competition japanese classics Action all-time RT21 Black Mirror Avengers comedies critic resources stand-up comedy Biopics Hallmark cartoon RT History Nat Geo elevated horror Netflix Christmas movies Marvel Showtime Apple TV Plus BBC America American Society of Cinematographers spider-verse jamie lee curtis vs. book unscripted child's play IFC binge Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt medical drama Quiz dark Tubi green book worst movies supernatural Year in Review period drama television criterion Superheroe Trophy Talk Animation Christmas Sneak Peek YouTube rotten theme song Trivia First Look BET chucky Calendar rotten movies we love PlayStation boxoffice HBO Max indie superman Esquire political drama Election Pacific Islander video HBO Go razzies dogs FXX Star Wars 72 Emmy Awards NYCC Sony Pictures docudrama renewed TV shows comic book movie streamig 2018 Film Festival live action ghosts Fox News comic scorecard Pirates sequel Spectrum Originals TCA TCM book adaptation 007 Cannes scary franchise hist spanish language crime thriller GIFs Infographic Paramount Plus Teen black comedy hollywood Cosplay comic books kids 2017 Acorn TV what to watch Emmy Nominations thriller TNT TV movies Polls and Games Superheroes Mary Poppins Returns 4/20 Disney+ Disney Plus The Witch Hulu Tomatazos fast and furious Comic Book Super Bowl target scene in color Fargo LGBTQ Tokyo Olympics CBS All Access dragons prank Country Neflix 21st Century Fox quibi Starz Columbia Pictures Sundance TV heist movie doctor who scene in color Stephen King ABC Family slasher dceu war miniseries football golden globe awards young adult reboot space TV One popular italian canceled name the review Sundance Now Hallmark Christmas movies toronto The CW streaming BBC One ABC Martial Arts blaxploitation christmas movies zombie Opinion Horror Universal Toys spain adaptation Red Carpet Awards DC streaming service APB Star Trek USA ITV Disney hidden camera festivals Apple CBS Indigenous universal monsters twilight MCU Funimation Comedy Central revenge zero dark thirty harry potter screenings TruTV Netflix Masterpiece Disney Channel History Dark Horse Comics scene in color series Cartoon Network Thanksgiving Vudu women CW Seed Lifetime Christmas movies marvel comics Family Reality Paramount Pictures art house marvel cinematic universe Instagram Live Amazon Studios OneApp Sundance WarnerMedia HFPA 94th Oscars spinoff robots films cars nature canceled TV shows Rock indiana jones Holiday VICE psychological thriller australia Pet Sematary E! cancelled television true crime hispanic heritage month Warner Bros. Legendary foreign summer TV asian-american basketball movie TCA Winter 2020 docuseries Heroines lord of the rings Interview cancelled TV shows series trophy dc high school documentaries Marathons National Geographic Character Guide Mudbound Countdown casting deadpool SDCC genre dexter concert Ghostbusters rt labs critics edition IFC Films discovery Kids & Family See It Skip It Best Actress archives Rom-Com Mindy Kaling A&E debate BET Awards Schedule nbcuniversal