‘American Gods’ Gets ‘Hannibal’ Producer, Jesse Alexander As Showrunner For Season 2

Following the exit of Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, Starz has tapped Jesse Alexander as the showrunner for its second season of American Gods.

Alexander’s past television credits include working with Fuller on both Hannibal and Star Trek: Discovery, will take on the showrunning duties alongside writer of the American Gods novel, Neil Gaiman.

In an exclusive with The Hollywood Reporter, Gaiman said, “I’m thrilled that Jesse is [the] showrunner. He loves and understands the book, he loves and understands the TV series and he’s dedicated to making future seasons of American Gods as good and as beautiful and as unique as they can be.”

American Gods Season 1 2017
Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon (Courtesy of Starz)

Gaiman also revealed a little bit of what to expect for next season and said, “Shadow’s journey is going to take him, and Mr. Wednesday, and the New Gods and the Old, to some very strange places. I’m glad that we, and the cast and crew, will have Jesse shepherding us on the way.”

According to ‘sources’, as the search for a new showrunner has been timely the second season of the series might be shorter than the first in an attempt to keep the show within budget.

What do you think of Jesse Alexander as the new showrunner for American Gods? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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