The 21st-century world is fast forgetting the deities of the "Old Country," but that doesn't mean those gods aren't going down without a fight. The battle for divine relevance begins in Season 2 of American Gods, the Starz fantasy series based on Neil Gaiman's beloved 2001 novel of the same name.
In a new trailer for the show's sophomore outing, we find Mr. Wednesday (the always-excellent Ian McShane) gathering all of the ancient gods (like Orlando Jones' Anansi) for a coming fight against Mr. World (Crispin Glover), the deity of expanding globalization, who wants to wipe out all traces of the first immortals in the minds of humanity.
Check out the trailer below:
It's pretty funny to see an omnipotent god talking about being "abandoned" when the situation often calls for the worshiper to claim that God has abandoned them. That's pretty much the point of this trailer: It is not us who must rely on the higher powers, it is they who must rely on us in order to stay in existence, lest they fade away forever.
Diligent fans of the book will notice the fast-spinning magical carousel at the House on the Rock in Wisconsin. The seemingly innocuous carnival ride is actually a portal to a special location where all of the Old Gods meet before the coming conflict with the New Gods.
All the while, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is still haunted by his dead wife, Laura (Emily Browning). He can't brood on that too much because Wednesday's got an important role for him, despite the fact that he is just a mere mortal.
American Gods returns for its second season on Starz Sunday, March 10.
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