Starz boss Chris Albrecht sees “no end in sight” for Neil Gaiman adaptation AMERICAN GODS, but admitted the ambitious show makes it difficult to put on a regular schedule.
“It’s a difficult show to do, a lot of people to wrangle, so I can’t tell you exactly when the next season is going to be on the air,” the executive said onstage during his session at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour Friday. “We’ll have to make sure we get it as soon as possible.”
The supernatural drama which stars Ricky Whittle is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, which should seem to indicate there is a very definitive ending to the story, but Albrecht said the show will be on for as long as it makes sense for the network.
“Like most of the things we do, we’re guided by the people who are in charge of the creative vision,” he said. “The vision of Neil Gaiman is the guiding light for all of us and [showrunners]Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have been terrific interpreters or translators of that vision. We are certainly on board for as long as the show makes sense for Starz. We see no end in sight.”
American Gods has been renewed for a second season after premiering earlier this year.